Last updated on March 18th, 2023 by Editorial Staff
Micronesia is a country in Australia/Oceania. The official name of Micronesia is the Federated States of Micronesia. The people of Micronesia are called Micronesians. The country is in Oceania, an island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia.
Etymology discusses where a term is considered to have originated from and how its meaning has changed over time. Etymology has been a factor in the naming of countries all across the world, and Micronesia has also been influenced. The etymology of Micronesia can be defined as; Coined from the Greek words mikros (μικρός “small”) and nesos (νῆσος “island”) – “small islands”.
An ethnicity is a group or sub-group of people who are connected based on common characteristics which may include religion, origin, language, traditions, or culture. The ethnic groups in Micronesia include Chuukese, Pohnpeian, Kosraean, Yapese, and Polynesian.
Continental Micronesia is the national airline of Micronesia. The national color of the country is light blue. The emoji flag of the country is 🇫🇲, and the ISO code is FSM.
Micronesia is known for its delicious seafood and non-vegetarian dishes. The national dish of Micronesia is Pihlohlo mwehng. Kava, in addition to being a traditional beverage, is one of the country’s national drinks. The national instrument of Micronesia is the Percussive stick.
The country has the time zone GMT+11) followed by dd/mm/yyyy as the standard date format.
Micronesia is divided into 4 states and 70+ municipalities. Weno is Micronesia’s largest city, while Palikir serves as the capital.
The literacy rate in Micronesia is 98.8%.
The country’s total area is 702 km², and the total population is 548,914. The country’s average elevation is 2.1 m (7 ft), whereas the country’s terrain can be defined as; Islands that vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Chuuk. The country’s usual climate can be described as; Tropical; with heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on the southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage.
The area of land next to a sea is called the coast, and a coastline is defined as the line where land and sea meet. Micronesia has 6,112 km of coastline.
The United States Dollar serves as the national unit of currency. The domain for Micronesia is .fm and the country code is +691.
The national dress of Micronesia is the Pohnpeian skirt, and 3 November is designated as National Day.
Nature is a blessing from God and we must protect it because it provides us with the oxygen and food to survive. It also helps to keep our environment beautiful and clean. To emphasize the significance of nature, Micronesia has selected a few forces of nature as national symbols. Chuuk Flying Fox is both the national bird and animal of Micronesia. The national flower is Frangipanis, and the highest peak is Agrihan High Point.
Mythical creatures can be found in the literature and mythologies of many different nations. They represent imaginative representations of various creatures, humans, or hybrids. They are known for their specific features, supernatural abilities, and distinctive appearance. The mythical creature of Micronesia is Nei Tituaabine.
Sports have always played an important role in developing the social and cultural structure of Micronesia and other countries. When it comes to designating a sport as the official symbol, Football is considered the country’s national sport.
Andon Amaraich is the founder of Micronesia, and the country’s national hero is Isokelekel (Idzikolkol).
Due to their unique qualities and rich cultural or historical backgrounds, national monuments around the world are of great importance. Nan Madol is recognized as the national monument of the country. It attracts visitors from all around the world.
Numerous organizations are working on a global level to improve the current state of affairs and to collaborate in order to establish and maintain constructive partnerships. Micronesia is a member of the Pacific Community (PC), and United Nations (UN). Micronesia collaborates with them to organize, analyze, and address various events and situations.
The tourism slogan of the country is “Experience the Warmth” whereas, “Peace, Unity, Liberty” is the official motto of the country.
David W. Panuelo is the current President of Micronesia.
Micronesia has declared Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaians, and Chuukese as the country’s official languages.
– Further information regarding the symbols and knowledge of Micronesia can be found in the table of contents –
|Former name(s)||Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands|
|Official name(s)||Federated States of Micronesia|
|Alternative name(s)||Federated States of Micronesia (official, English)|
|Regional location||Oceania, an island group in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia|
|Country name etymology||Coined from the Greek words mikros (μικρός "small") and nesos (νῆσος "island") – "small islands"|
|Climate||Tropical; with heavy year-round rainfall, especially in the eastern islands; located on the southern edge of the typhoon belt with occasionally severe damage|
|Terrain||Islands that vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low, coral atolls; volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Chuuk|
|National Day||3 Nov 1979|
|Language(s)||Yapese, Ulithian, Woleaians, and Chuukese|
|Religion||No state religion|
|Currency||United States Dollar|
|Ethnicity||Chuukese, Pohnpeian, Kosraean, Yapese, and Polynesian|
|Head of government||President|
|Driving side||Drive on the Right-hand side|
|Total area||702 km²|
|Average elevation||2.1 m (7 ft)|
|Mains electricity||120 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Micronesia is Chuuk flying fox
The National flower of Micronesia is Frangipanis. Botanical name is Plumeria.
The National bird of Micronesia is Chuuk flying fox
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