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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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Micronesia has around 100,000 people split between four islands - Pohnpei, Yap, Chuuk and Kosrae.
They came up with the tiny Pacific island of Pohnpei, four planes and 26 hours' flying time away, where 91 per cent of the population is obese and there are only two pitches: one a toad swamp, the other on a slope like the Cresta Run.
The Pohnpei State Hospital was constructed in the 1970s by a Korean construction firm and had seen little maintenance, mostly due to the lack of funds.
It transpires that Pohnpei, a Pacific island which forms one of the four states in the Federated States of Micronesia, is deemed home to the globe's worst international team.
The next regional chapter meeting is tentatively scheduled to take place in late March 2012 in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
On July 28, 2011, the following Micronesian countries, states and territories committed to creating a regional sanctuary: Palau, the Marshall Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia, which is composed of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae.
Paper presented at the International Workshop on Complexity and Organizational Resilience, Pohnpei.
Medical officers from the Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) provided support at a medical civic action project in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, in support of Pacific Partnership 2011, July 8.
Of these patients, 14 (25%) originated in Chuuk State and 13 (24%) in Pohnpei State; for 28 (51%), the specific Federated State was not documented.
Micronesia consists of over 2,000 islands across the North Pacific and customers using the new Airpass can travel to Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia; Kwajalein Atoll and Majuro in the Marshall Islands; Rota and Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands as well as Palau.
The operation includes delivering supplies to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Yap, Palau, Chuuk and Pohnpei.
A decentralized chieftain-based system eventually evolved into a more centralized economic and religious empire based principally in Yap and Pohnpei.