Micronesia 2006

Micronesia 2006

Yearbook 2006

Micronesia Federation. In August, the US government’s representative for contacts with Micronesia urged the country to promote growth before the free association agreement expires in 2023. The agreement provides Micronesia with significant financial assistance from the United States each year. At a meeting on the appropriations, US Representative David Cohen said that Micronesia with even today’s support has not been able to achieve economic growth. He recalled that the appropriations will be significantly smaller after 2023, arguing that the country must first and foremost invest in the private sector to boost growth. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Micronesia include Independence Day (November 3) and New Year (January 1). Micronesia is today completely dominated by the public sector. Micronesian MPs had previously complained that the United States was reducing their power and that the US committee responsible for the money for Micronesia was in the country’s budget at the retail level. Cohen, who chairs the committee.

Climate

Always humid tropical climate. The temperature is around 27 ° C all year round with minor fluctuations. The main precipitation falls from May to November. The island worlds, especially in the northwest, are endangered by typhoons.

Micronesia Map with Surrounding Countries

Micronesia Overview

The Eastern Pacific Micronesia is a group of 607 islands in the Caribbean archipelago. Micronesia comes from the Greek word and perfectly describes this island nation of hundreds of small islands. Each of its four autonomous parts (west to east Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae) has its own unique character with its landscapes and cultures. The capital Palikir is located on its largest archipelago, the Ponhpe.

Area: 702 km2

Population: 102,436 (estimate 7/2020)

Capital: Palikir

Population: Chuukis, Kosraites, Ponapets, Yapis

Religion: There were 52.7% Catholics, 41.7% Protestants, 3.8% other religions, and 0.8% non-believers.

Language
English (official) and 17 other languages

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

Form of government: Federal

Micronesia, Federated States of Federation of four states located in the western Pacific, N and NE of New Guinea, comprising Pohnpei (formerly Ponape), Chuuk (formerly Truk), Kosrae (formerly Kusaie) and Yap. German protectorate since 1885, the country was occupied by Japan in 1914 and in 1935 it was annexed by Tokyo; from 1947 to 1986 it remained under the trusteeship of the United States; later the pact of free association with the latter entered into force, signed in 1982. This pact was renewed in 2003, and the federation is still strictly dependent on the United States both for military and economic support. In 1991 the federation joined the United Nations and started a battle against the environmental pollution that destroys the coral reef. The political system sanctioned by the 1979 Constitution provides for the President of the Republic, elected by Congress for four years, as head of state and executive, who appoints and presides over the Council of Ministers. Legislative power rests with the Congress of 14 members elected by universal suffrage. There are no political parties; each federated state has its own legislative and executive bodies.