Country Profile

Federated States of Micronesia
(Federated States of Micronesia)

Key Facts

Date of Independence:
03 November 1986
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
191 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
196 of 242 in the World

The Country


Micronesia is an island nation in the western Pacific Ocean. It nearest neighbours are Guam to the north, Palau to the west, Papua New Guinea to the south and the Marshall Islands to the east. Micronesia consists of 607 islands, grouped into four states or island groups, aligned east-west along the equator. The states are named Yap, Chuuk (previously called Truk), Pohnpei (previously called Ponape) and Kosrae (previously called Kusaie).

The islands of Micronesia vary from high mountainous islands of volcanic origin to low coral atolls. The volcanic islands are generally covered in tropical forest.

Micronesia has a total land area of 702 sq km (271 sq miles) and had a population of 106,100 in 2013. The main ethnic groups are Micronesian 88.9%, Asian 1.8%, Polynesian 1.5%, others 7.8%. The capital city, Palikir is on Pohnpei island.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Micronesia History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Micronesia
wikipedia: Micronesia
wikipedia: History of Micronesia


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Micronesia.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Micronesia civil aircraft use the registration prefix V6-xxx, with the registration itself being a number-letter combination. This registration prefix was first used in 1996.

All-time Micronesia – civil aircraft register (V6-aaa).
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

None at present. Defence of Micronesia is the responsibility of the United States.

Central Government Agencies

No aviation services provided

Public Service Aviation

Medical Aviation – the US Navy Military Sealift Command provides some air ambulance services.
Police Aviation (FSM National Police) – no aviation unit

Commercial Aviation

Micronesia is almost exclusively served by US airlines.

No wikipedia page.
The World’s Airlines: Micronesia

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

None at present.

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Micronesia

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – not applicable.

On Show

Aviation Museums

None at present

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

None known.

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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