Federated States of Micronesia: Introduction

The Federated States of Micronesia is a sub region of Oceania, comprising four major island groups totaling 607 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. The Philippines and Indonesia lie to the west. The government system is a constitutional government in free association with the United States. The chief of state and head of government is the president. Micronesia has a traditional economic system where economic activity consists primarily of subsistence farming and fishing.