The full country name is the Federated States of Micronesia and the states include Chuuk (Truk), Yap, Pohnpei and Kosrae. Chuuk is the most populous state and spans outer atoll communities and a large inner lagoon population center spread over several high islands.
Chuuk at a Glance:
Location: Approx. 7.30 degrees North Latitude
and 151.45 East Longitude
Lagoon Land Area: 34 Sq. mi. Lagoons circumference, 140 miles, 69 small islets within the lagoon and numerous islets in four distinct island groups; highest mountain peak, Mt. Winipot at 1,463 feet.
Population: 60,000 (1998 estimate)
Capital: Weno Island
Languages: English, Chuukese, Outer Island
Government: FSM Constitutional government in free association with USA
Major FSM industries: Copra, fishing, tourism - most earnings come from US association funds.
Major trading partners: USA, Japan
Political Status: One of four states in the FSM, a nation freely associated with the USA.