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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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