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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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The project had a personal meaning to the Soldier, because he was born at the Pohnpei State Hospital, where his father currently receives dialysis treatments three times each week.
1202 (1997); 61 Pohnpei State Code [section] 5-141(1) (2006); 11 Yap State Code [section][section] 201(f), 205 (2000).
20) of the Pohnpei State Legislature contains one glaring error: it is unicameral.
While local law enforcement and the Transnational Crime Unit made limited investigations of night clubs in Pohnpei State suspected of engaging in prostitution, authorities did not report any investigations, prosecutions, or convictions for trafficking crimes.
Sapwuahfik (formerly known as Ngatik, which is the atoll's principal islet) lies only 90 miles southwest of Pohnpei, largest of the Eastern Carolines and capital of both Pohnpei state and the FSM, but is quite isolated there (two Polynesian outliers, Nukuoro and Kapingamarangi, are located much further south and had few if any ties to either Sapwuahfik or Pohnpei before the colonial era; the other outlying atolls that do have historical connections to the larger island, Mwokiloa and Pingelap, lie to the east of Pohnpei).
Description : Sapwuafik Island Community Invasive Species Management and Sustainable livelihoods development project, with aim for sustainable village livelihood development and community-based invasive weed control project in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia
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.
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.
Description : Environmentally Friendly Improvements to Bio-Hazardous Waste Disposal System for Pohnpei State Hospital with aim for proper and effective bio hazardous waste management, increase public awareness on bio waste health hazards and to improve bio waste incineration handling
Description : The proposed Pohnpei Power Sector Development Project (Project) will support development of the power system of Pohnpei State in order to reduce dependency on imported diesel and improve the quality of power supply.