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Kosrae,island and state (1990 est. pop. 7,435), c.42 sq mi (110 sq km), 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.
..... Click the link for more information. . The easternmost island group of the 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.
..... Click the link for more information. , Kosrae consist of a larger central island (Kosrae), several small islands, and a narrow fringing reef. The island of Kosrae is the only inhabited portion of the state. Of volcanic origin, it rises to two peaks, the highest of which is Mt. Crozer (2,079 ft/634 m). Lele is the island's main harbor. Principal crops are copra, taro, and tropical fruits. There also are guano deposits. Kosrae was visited by Europeans in the early 19th cent. and ruled successively by Spain, Germany, and Japan before coming under United States control after World War II. There are ruins of ancient stone walls and dikes. Kosrae was formerly called Kusaie or Kuseie.
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