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Pohnpei

Pohnpei

Characteristics

Description

Pohnpei "upon (pohn) a stone altar (pei)" (formerly known as Ponape) is the name of one of the four states in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), situated among the Senyavin Islands which are part of the larger Caroline Islands group. Palikir, the FSM's capital, is located on Pohnpei Island. Pohnpei International Airport (IATA code PNI) is located near Kolonia, on a small island named Deketik off the northern coast of the main island.

Pohnpei Island is the largest, highest, most populous, and most developed single island in the FSM. The islanders of Pohnpei have a reputation as being the most welcoming of outsiders among residents of the island group. The island also contains a wealth of biodiversity.

Pohnpei is one of the wettest places on earth with annual recorded rainfall exceeding 300 inches (7,600 mm) each year in certain mountainous locations.

20/04/2012
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Pohnpei, autrefois Ponape, est une île d'Océanie, située dans l'archipel des îles Carolines et faisant partie des États fédérés de Micronésie. Elle est l'île principale de l'État de Pohnpei, l'un des quatre États des États fédérés de Micronésie, et abrite Kolonia, la capitale de l'État, ainsi que Palikir, la capitale fédérale de ce pays.
20/04/2012
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Pohnepi Harbor

Port.
1 Jan 13

Nan Madol

1 Jan 70

Kolombangara

Ringi Cove
19 Aug 07

Shortland Is

Korovou
19 Aug 07

Gizo Island

Gizo
19 Aug 07

Bamika

Yandina
19 Aug 07

Rabaul

Port.
1 Jan 13

Tulagi Is

1 Jan 70

Guadalcanal

Honiara
19 Aug 07

Apra Harbor

Harbor protected by a breakwater.
1 Jan 13

Mariana Trench

The Mariana Trench (or Marianas Trench) is the deepest part of the world's oceans, and the deepest location on the surface of the Earth's crust. It has a maximum depth of about 10,911 meters.
12 Apr 09

Kimbe

Small port.
4 Jan 13
Local Area

Federated States of Micronesia

The Federated States of Micronesia or FSM is an independent, sovereign island nation, made up of four states from west to east: Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae. It comprises approximately 607 islands with c. 700 km2 (270 sq mi) of area in the Western Pacific Ocean spread ...
20 Apr 12

NW Pacific Ocean

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10 Jan 09
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