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Chuuk

(cho͝ok) or

Truk

(tro͝ok, trŭk), state (1990 est. pop. 48,853), c.39 sq mi (100 sq km), Federated States of Micronesia, 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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. One of four states comprising the Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia, Federated States of,
independent nation (2015 est. pop. 104,000), 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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, Chuuk consists of c.55 volcanic islands surrounded by an atoll reef and many islets. Centrally located, it is the country's most populous state. The chief products are copra and dried fish. During World War II, Chuuk was the site of an important Japanese naval base. In the 2010s there was support for Chuuk independence among some inhabitants, but a referendum planned by the state government for 2015 was not held.
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Chuuk [Micronesia], Sept 29 ( ANI ): A day after an Air Niugini flight crashed into the sea in Micronesia's Weno, the national carrier of Papua New Guinea has confirmed that one male flyer is missing while six have been hospitalised.
"I was really impressed with the locals who immediately started coming out in boats," he said in an interview with a missionary in Chuuk, Matthew Colson, that was posted online and shared with the AP.
"It was supposed to land but instead of landing it was 150 yards short and she went down," Jimmy Emilio, general manager of Chuuk Airport told Reuters.
"The plane crashed in the lagoon, about 160 yards away from the runway," Chuuk airport manager Jimmy Emilio told the BBC.
"The plane crashed in the lagoon, about 160 yards away from the runway," Chuuk airport manager Jimmy Emilio told the (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-45674786) BBC . "Right now we don't really know what happened.
Station WMO ID Location 1 43371 Thiruvananthapuram 2 48900 Ho Chi Minh 3 98836 Zamboanga 4 91334 Chuuk 5 91701 Canton Island Station Lat, Ion 1 (8.48[degrees]N, 76.95[degrees]E) 2 (10.82[degrees]N, 106.67[degrees]E) 3 (6.9[degrees]N, 122.07[degrees]E) 4 (7.47[degrees]N, 151.85[degrees]E) 5 (2.77[degrees]S, 171.21[degrees]W) Station NCEP grid point 1 (10[degrees]N, 77.5[degrees]E) 2 (10[degrees]N, 107.5[degrees]E) 3 (7.5[degrees]N, 122.5[degrees]E) 4 (7.5[degrees]N, 152.5[degrees]E) 5 (2.5[degrees]S, 170[degrees]W) TABLE 2.
For the record, Federated States of Micronesia is a country spread across the western Pacific Ocean consisting of four states, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae.
Camarin, a Chamorro middle school teacher, focused on making social studies coursework "meaningful for them." She stated, "I always look for connections and I take into consideration the students, including Pacific history where we always talk about how it came to be, who founded the NMI [Northern Mariana Islands], and how we came to be." Because the CNMI has such a diverse ethnic population, including recent immigrant groups from the outer islands of Chuuk, she looked to each student's cultural background, including Palau and Micronesia, because many students were not aware of these unique histories.
The fourth tropical storm of the year, named after a storm god on the Micronesian island of Chuuk, will start causing rain in Taiwan on Tuesday, though the extent of the showers remains to be determined, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Each of Micronesia's four states had its own laws which criminalized trafficking offenses; however, Pohnpei and Chuuk States did not explicitly prohibit adult sex trafficking.
This was the first concurrent assessment of childhood vaccination coverage across five USAPI jurisdictions (American Samoa; Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia [FSM]; Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI]; Republic of the Marshall Islands [RMI]; and Republic of Palau).
12 after it failed to return from a fishing expedition near Chuuk Lagoon in the Federated States of Micronesia.