Pohnpei State

Pohnpei State[needs IPA] is one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The other states are, from the east to west, Kosrae State, Chuuk State, and Yap State. The state's principal island is Pohnpei.

Pohnpei State
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Map of Pohnpei State
Map of Pohnpei State
Coordinates: 6°51′N 158°13′E / 6.850°N 158.217°E / 6.850; 158.217Coordinates: 6°51′N 158°13′E / 6.850°N 158.217°E / 6.850; 158.217
CountryFederated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia
 • Governor of PohnpeiMarcelo Peterson (since 2016)
 • Total371.6 km2 (143.5 sq mi)
 • Total36,196
 • Density97/km2 (250/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeFM-PNI


Pohnpei, when it was a district of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, initially contained Kosrae, which was a municipality of the district.


The state of Pohnpei is located in the Pacific Ocean. It is located near the eastern end of the Caroline Islands and is about midway between Honolulu and Manila. The land area of Pohnpei state is given as 345 square kilometres (133.2 square miles).

Pohnpei's outer islands are low islands, and include Pingelap, Mokil, Ant, Pakin, Ngatik, Nukuoro, Oroluk, and Kapingamarangi; also included is the largely submerged Minto Reef.

Former Flag used from 1977-1992

With the exception of coastal plains, talus slopes and alluvial fans, most of Pohnpei Island, a high island, is ruggedly mountainous, lush and verdant, with the highest peak at 791 metres (2,595 ft). Its rainforest is dense and rich; extensive mangrove swamps line much of the low shore. The island is roughly circular in outline, its 130-kilometre (80 mi) coast surrounded by coral reef.



Pohnpei State Department of Education operates public schools.

Kolonia, Pohnpei State

Public high schools:[1]

Private schools:


  1. ^ a b c d "Higher Education in the Federated States of Micronesia Archived 2017-10-14 at the Wayback Machine." Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia Washington DC. Retrieved on February 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Come Visit Us Archived 2018-02-23 at the Wayback Machine." Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School. Retrieved on February 23, 2018. "The school is located on the Catholic Mission in Kolonia near the Spanish Wall"