Micronesia profile

Islander prepares betel nut A chief on the island of Yap prepares a chew of betel nut, a mild stimulant and major export
  • Full name: Federated States of Micronesia
  • Population: 112,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Palikir
  • Area: 700 sq km (270 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, Trukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Kosrean
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 68 years (men), 70 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 US dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Fish, garments, bananas, black pepper, copra
  • GNI per capita: US $2,860 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .fm
  • International dialling code: +691

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