About the FSM
The Federated States of Micronesia is an independent sovereign island nation and a United States associated state consisting of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae. The FSM occupies more than 2,600,000 km2 (1,000,000 sq mi) of the Pacific Ocean, giving the country the 14th largest Exclusive Economic Zone in the world. The capital is Palikir, located on Pohnpei Island, while the largest city is Weno, located in the Chuuk Atoll.
International flights from Guam and Hawaii serve all four states. Pohnpei and Kosrae are two hours ahead and Chuuk and Yap are one hour ahead of Japan. The population of the FSM is approximately 111,000 persons.
The official language is English. The official currency is the US dollar. The FSM is linked with fiber optic cable that provides high speed internet services.
The FSM has close historic and current ties to Japan.
H.E. Peter Martin Christian, President of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
meets with His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito.