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Federated States of Micronesia     [6]
(in free association with United States)
LAND AREA: 701 sq. km     SEA AREA: 2978000 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 0 2 5 27 25 0 59
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 109000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 155 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 3%/year
ECONOMY
  Income/Capita: $0
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:
Insects: 4 species of butterflies Birds: 28 land birds including 9 endemics
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
Environmental Protection Board, Department of Human Resources
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:
Environmental Protection Act (Public Law 3-83) requires environmental impact assessment; Yap and Kosrae have state environmental legislation.
ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 01/02/98


Islands of Federated States of Micronesia
Ant (Federated States of Micronesia)
Dublon (Federated States of Micronesia)
Eauripik (Federated States of Micronesia)
Elato (Federated States of Micronesia)
Etal (Federated States of Micronesia)
Fais (Federated States of Micronesia)
Fanapanges (Federated States of Micronesia)
Faraulep (Federated States of Micronesia)
Fayu (Federated States of Micronesia)
Fefan (Federated States of Micronesia)
Gaferut (Federated States of Micronesia)
Ifalik (Federated States of Micronesia)
Kapingamarangi (Federated States of Micronesia)
Kosrae (Federated States of Micronesia)
Lamotrek (Federated States of Micronesia)
Losap (Federated States of Micronesia)
Lukunor (Federated States of Micronesia)
Moen (Federated States of Micronesia)
Mokil (Federated States of Micronesia)
Murilo (Federated States of Micronesia)
Nama (Federated States of Micronesia)
Namoluk (Federated States of Micronesia)
Namonuito (Federated States of Micronesia)
Neoch (Federated States of Micronesia)
Ngatik (Federated States of Micronesia)
Ngulu (Federated States of Micronesia)
Nomwin (Federated States of Micronesia)
Nukuoro (Federated States of Micronesia)
Olimarao (Federated States of Micronesia)
Oroluk (Federated States of Micronesia)
Pakin (Federated States of Micronesia)
Pikelot (Federated States of Micronesia)
Pingelap (Federated States of Micronesia)
Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia)
Pulap (Federated States of Micronesia)
Pulusuk (Federated States of Micronesia)
Puluwat (Federated States of Micronesia)
Romonum (Federated States of Micronesia)
Satawal (Federated States of Micronesia)
Satawan (Federated States of Micronesia)
Sorol (Federated States of Micronesia)
Tol (Federated States of Micronesia)
Udot (Federated States of Micronesia)
Ulithi (Federated States of Micronesia)
Uman (Federated States of Micronesia)
West Fayu (Federated States of Micronesia)
Woleai (Federated States of Micronesia)
Yap (Federated States of Micronesia)


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