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Palikir

(pä'lēkĭr`), 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 PohnpeiPohnpei
, state and island (1991 est. pop. 52,000), 129 sq mi (334 sq km), W Pacific, in the E Caroline Islands. It is one of four states comprising the Federated States of Micronesia.
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, it replaced Kolonia (about 6 mi/10 km to the east) as the capital of Micronesia in 1989. The presidential and legislative offices as well as other governmental buildings were constructed in the 1980s. Palikir is on the site of a former airfield built by the Japanese when they occupied the island during World War II.
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Pavlin, World Health Organization, Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response, PO Box PS70, Department of Health and Social Affairs, Palikir, Pohnpei, FM 96941, Federated States of Micronesia; email: pavlinb@wpro.who.int Table 1.
However, these measures fall short of fully protecting these and other FSA-forming serranids because 1) some unprotected FSAs continue to be fished (e.g., at nearby Ant Atoll and Palikir Pass); 2) sales bans do not cover entire spawning seasons for the aforementioned species; and 3) some serranids appear to reproduce outside the sales ban period (Rhodes and Tupper, 2007).
On June 25, 2004, the United States and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) [consisting of the four states of Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap, as well as their 607 islands, spread across 2,500 kilometers of the Western Central Pacific Ocean] exchanged diplomatic notes in Palikir that brought into force the Compact of Free Association, as amended.
At four locations, Palikir Crater, Horowitz Crater, Hale Crater, and Coprates Chasma, a huge canyon, evidence of salt deposits was found.
When the waves are high, Palikir Pass off of Pohnpei's northwest coast attracts some of the finest surfers in the world, including nine-time and current world surfing champion Kelly Slater of the United States.
RISE COUNTRY POPULATION %/YEAR CAPITAL Australia 21,988,888 82 Canberra 22,700,000 0.7 7,054 51 Suva Fiji 900,000 1.4 Kiribati 282 44 Tarawa 100,000 2.0 Marshall 69 68 Majuro Islands 1100.000 2.5 Micronesia 270 22 Palikir 100,000 1.9 NaurU 80 100 Yaren 10,000 1.9 District New Zealand 104,452 86 Wellington 4,400,000 0.8 Palau 178 77 Melekeok 20,000 0.6 Papua New 178,703 13 Port Guinea 6,900,000 2.6 Moresby Samoa 1,097 22 Apia 200,000 Z.3 Solomon 11,158 20 Honiara Islands 500,000 2.7 Tonga 290 23 Nuku'alofa 100,000 2.0 Tuvalu 10 47 Funafuti 10,000 1.4 Vanuatu 4,707 24 Port-Vila 300,000 2.6 DATE OF ORIGIN POLITICAL SYSTEM & % OF POP.
STATES OF MICRONESIA 619: Makir Keller, Special Education Administrator Division of Education Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs PO Box PS87, Pohnpei State Palikir, Pohnpei, FM 96941 (691) 320-2302 (691) 320-5500 (Fax) * mkeller@mail.fm FLORIDA ICC: Ilene Wilkins, President/CEO UCP of Florida 3305 S.
States of Micronesia Makir Keller, Special Education Administrator Division of Education Department of Health, Education and Social Affairs PO Box PS87, Pohnpei State Palikir, Pohnpei, FM 96941 (691) 320-2302 (691) 320-5500 (fax) FLORIDA ICC: Theodore Granger, President United Way of Florida 307 E.