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Pohnpei

(pōn`pā), state and island (1991 est. pop. 52,000), 129 sq mi (334 sq km), W Pacific, in the E Caroline IslandsCaroline Islands,
archipelago, c.830 sq mi (2,150 sq km), W Pacific, just north of the equator. The largest islands are Palau (Belau), Yap, Chuuk (Truk), Pohnpei (Ponape), and Kosrae. The islands are fertile and rich in minerals.
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. It is one of four states comprising the Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia, Federated States of,
independent nation (2005 est. pop. 108,000), c.271 sq mi (702 sq km), an island group in the W Pacific Ocean. It comprises four states: Kosrae, Pohnpei (formerly Ponape), Chuuk (formerly Truk), and Yap.
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. A volcanic island, Pohnpei is a flat dome of black basaltic rock, rising to 2,595 ft (791 m), with a rim of fertile coastal land. The national capital, PalikirPalikir
, town (2000 est. pop. 8,600), capital of the Federated States of Micronesia. Located in a heavily wooded region in the NW part of the island of Pohnpei, it replaced Kolonia (about 6 mi/10 km to the east) as the capital of Micronesia in 1989.
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, is in NW Pohnpei. Copra, dried bonito, and handicrafts are the chief products. Ruins of ancient stone walls, dikes, and basaltic columns dot the island; the most impressive, those of Nan Madol (mainly 13th–17th cent.), are constructed on artificial islands. Pohnpei was formerly called Ponape and Ascension Island.
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According to the preliminary 2010 census, the population of 102,624 resides in four states: Chuuk (48,651 residents), Pohnpei (35,981), Yap (11,376), and Kosrae (6,616) (1).
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The thirtieth named storm of the 2013 Pacific typhoon season, Haiyan originated from an area of low pressure several hundred kilometers east-southeast of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia on November 2, 2013.
Among England's finest coaching exports, none has ever faced the challenges which confronted football missionary Paul Watson when he took on Pohnpei, the worst national team in the world - so rubbish they do not even make the FIFA rankings - and guided them to a historic first win.
Despite these steps--namely the passage of implementing regulations for FSM's 2012 trafficking law by the states of Pohnpei, Chuuk, Kosrae, and Yap--the national government did not demonstrate sufficient evidence of increasing efforts since the previous reporting period; therefore, the Federated States of Micronesia is placed on Tier 2 Watch List for a second consecutive year.
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