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Weno (formerly Moen, and in Japanese: ウェノ) is an island municipality of Chuuk State of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). It is the largest town in the FSM.

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GeographyEdit

It is located in the Chuuk Lagoon, and its villages are in the northwest (villages of Sapuk, Penia, Peniesene, Tunnuk, Mechitiw, Iras, Nepukos, Mwan, Neiwe, and Wichap, Epinup) serves as the main center of commerce. Weno is also the state capital, and is the second-most populous island of the FSM, with a population of 13,856 at the 2010 census.[1]

The highest point is Mount Teroken, elevation 364 m (1214 ft).[2]

TransportationEdit

Weno has the only airport in the state, Chuuk International Airport.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Weno
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(87)
30.2
(86.4)
30.4
(86.7)
30.6
(87.1)
30.9
(87.6)
30.7
(87.2)
30.9
(87.7)
30.8
(87.4)
31.0
(87.8)
31.3
(88.3)
31.3
(88.3)
30.9
(87.7)
30.8
(87.4)
Average low °C (°F) 24.4
(75.9)
24.6
(76.2)
24.7
(76.4)
24.7
(76.4)
24.5
(76.1)
24
(76)
24
(75)
23.5
(74.3)
23.7
(74.7)
23.6
(74.5)
24.3
(75.8)
24.1
(75.3)
24.2
(75.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 250
(9.7)
210
(8.1)
230
(9.2)
320
(12.5)
310
(12.3)
330
(12.9)
340
(13.2)
360
(14.1)
360
(14.3)
280
(11)
290
(11.4)
270
(10.8)
3,550
(139.6)
Source: Weatherbase[3]

EducationEdit

Tertiary

Public schools operated by the Chuuk Department of Education:

Private

In popular cultureEdit

Weno is featured on the 10th episode of season 5 of Outback Truckers, where 2 power stations and a switchboard are shipped from Adelaide to provide all-day power for the island.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.spc.int/prism/nada/index.php/catalog
  2. ^ Bendure, G. & Friary, N. (1988) Micronesia:A travel survival kit. South Yarra, VIC: Lonely Planet.
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Weno, Federated States of Micronesia". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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