Pacific Islands Of Micronesia Travel Guide and Travel Information

 Pacific Islands Of Micronesia Travel Guide and Travel Information

Key Facts:

Area

7,800,000 sq km (3,000,000 sq miles) of which 1,846 sq km (713 sq miles) is land.

Government: 

See individual country sections for further details.

Electricity: 

110/120 volts AC, 60Hz. American-style plugs with two flat pins (with or without grounding pin) are standard.

Micronesia comprises four archipelagos: the Federated States of Micronesia (Caroline Islands), the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Republic of Palau.

The area has a turbulent history of foreign control and political change. Despite upheavals and foreign influences from Spanish, German, Japanese and US governments, many inhabitants have maintained their cultural heritage and traditions, while others have lifestyles inspired mainly by the teachings of 19th-century missionaries. Having come under UN Trusteeship, administered by the USA, at the end of WWII, all of the Pacific Micronesian states have now reached final political settlements.

See individual country sections for further details.

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