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

More Asia stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on BBC News

  • Pulling a pint in MauritiusThe beer hunter

    One man's quest to bring artisan beer to the island of Mauritius

Programmes

  • Traffic lightsClick Watch

    From hacking cars to traffic lights - behind the scenes at a cyber-security conference

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.