Micronesia, in northwest Oceania, is the home of tropical and subtropical islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Countries and territories
FSM scuba diving along with Palau and the Marianas is the world's best and includes the wrecks of Chuuk, Pohnpei, and the mantas of Yap.
The western third of this sprawling country falls within Micronesia.
A small, isolated atoll nation and home to the former US nuclear test site Bikini Atoll.
An island of phosphate. The world’s smallest independent republic and least visited country.
A beautiful nation with a lake full of jellyfish, rock islands and an interesting culture.
- , Guam
- , Federated States of Micronesia
- , Palau
- , Marshall Islands
- , Palau
- , Kiribati
- — a ruined city, sometimes called the Venice of the Pacific, in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
- — in Guam, some of the best preserved WWII sights in the Pacific can be found here
Micronesia is a vast area that mainly consists of water. Transport can be a major issue because of the lack of an organized highway or byway, found in larger and more vast countries. Due to the lack of space on the islands, most activities are nautical, scuba diving etc.
English is an official language of all countries and territories here. Indigenous languages such as Chamorro, Palauan and Marshallese are also official in their respective countries and territories.
Palau and Guam have the best connections from outside Micronesia. The US territories, insomuch that civilians are allowed to enter, are connected to the US. As the airports often aren't large enough to accommodate large airplanes, expect flights to be of the island-to-island type which often means several landings and takeoffs before you're at your destination.
There are three world heritage sites in Micronesia:
- The Bikini Atoll Nuclear Test Site, Ralik, Marshall Islands
- The Rock Islands outside Koror, Palau
- The site of Nan Madol outside Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
Micronesia does not host many foreign embassies.