ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN MICRONESIA
Total area : 271 sq mi (702 sq km). Land area, same (includes islands of Pohnpei, Yap, Chuuk, and Kosrae)
Population (2007 est.) : 107,862 (growth rate: –0.2); birth rate: 24.1/1000; infant mortality rate: 28.2/1000; life expectancy: 70.4; density per sq mi: 398
Capital (2003 est.) : Palikir 11,600
Languages : English (official, common), Chukese, Pohnpeian, Yapase, Kosrean, Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, Kapingamarangi
Ethnicity/race : nine ethnic Micronesian and Polynesian groups
Religions : Roman Catholic 50%, Protestant 47%
Literacy rate : 89% (1980 est.)
Economic summary : GDP/PPP (2002 est.): $277 million; note: GDP is supplemented by grant aid, averaging perhaps $100 million annually; per capita $2,300 (2005 est.). Real growth rate: 0.3%. Inflation: 2.2%.
The Federated States of Micronesia is composed of the island states of Yap, Chuuk (Truk), Pohnpei (Ponape), and Kosrae, all in the Caroline Islands. The islands vary geologically from high mountainous islands to low coral atolls, with volcanic outcroppings on Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Chuuk. They are located 3,200 mi (5,150 km) west-southwest of Hawaii, in the north Pacific Ocean.
The islands, inhabited by Micronesian and Polynesian peoples, were colonized by Spain in the 17th century. Germany purchased them from Spain in 1898. They were occupied by the Japanese in 1914, but American forces seized them from the Japanese during World War II. On April 2, 1947, the United Nations Security Council created the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. The trust placed the Northern Mariana, Caroline, and Marshall Islands under the administration of the United States.
The Micronesian Federation (FMA) became self-governing in 1979. In 1983, the FMA voted to accept a Compact of Free Association with the U.S., and in Nov. 1986, the U.S. government declared the Trust Territory agreements no longer in effect—thereby granting the Federated States of Micronesia full independence.
Islamic History and Muslims
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