is an island country in the western Pacific Ocean, consisting of four states: Yap, Chuuk (Truk), Pohnpei (Ponape) and Kosrae. With a total area of 701 square kilometers, it is home to around 105,000 people as of 2022. Its capital city, Palikir, is located on the largest island, Pohnpei. The population consists mainly of Micronesians and speaks a variety of Malayo-Polynesian languages, as well as English. Christianity, especially Roman Catholicism, is practiced by the majority of the population, with Protestantism also being present.
The economy of Micronesia is heavily reliant on U.S. government grants, while subsistence farming and fishing are the main economic activities. It is a republic in free association with the United States, having one legislative house, and its head of state and government is the President.
Micronesia stretches about 1,750 miles east-west and 600 miles north-south. It has no official religion, but English is the official language. As of 2019, the estimated life expectancy at birth was 71.5 years for males and 75.8 years for females. Literacy rates among those aged 15 and over were 94.9% for males and 96.5% for females in 2010. The Gross National Income was US$456 million in 2019, with a per capita GNI of US$4,010.