Micronesia

For other places with the same name, see Micronesia (disambiguation).

Micronesia is the northwestern region of Oceania and is home to many tropical and subtropical Pacific Ocean islands.

Regions

Federated States of Micronesia
FSM scuba diving along with Palau and the Marianas is the world's best and includes the wrecks of Chuuk, Pohnpei, and the mantas of Yap.
Kiribati
The western third of this sprawling country falls within Micronesia.
Marshall Islands
Site of U.S. nuclear tests on Bikini Atoll.
Nauru
An island of phosphate. The world’s smallest independent republic and least visited country.
Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
The CNMI may have the planets best weather, clearest water, cleanest air, and the scuba diving, fishing, fire red sunsets, and beaches of Saipan and Rota are unimaginable.
Palau
A beautiful nation with a lake full of jellyfish, and much more.
Guam (USA)
The large and growing US military presence coupled with an expanding tourism industry makes Guam one of the most economically stable areas of Micronesia.
Midway Islands (USA)
Famous from WWII and home of 5 million seabirds.
Wake Island (USA)
Atoll of three islands, hard to visit unless you belong to the U.S. military.

Cities

The Capitol complex in the Palauan capital of Melekeok, the world's least populous national capital

Understand

Micronesia is a vast area that mainly consists of water. Transport can be a major issue because of the lack of an organized highway or byway, found in larger and more vast countries. Due to the lack of space on the islands, most activities are nautical, scuba diving etc.

Talk

English is the official language of all countries and territories here.

Get in

Palau and Guam have the best connections from outside Micronesia. The US territories, insomuch that civilians are allowed to enter, are connected to the US. As the airports often aren't large enough to accommodate large airplanes, expect flights to be of the island-to-island type which often means several landings and takeoffs before you're at your destination.

See

One of the Rock Islands. They are known for their arch formations

There are only two world heritage sites in Micronesia:

Stay safe

By using general common sense, most tourists and travelers will not have any difficulty around the islands.

Cope

Micronesia does not host many foreign embassies.

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