Micronesia was colonized by the Portuguese, Spanish, German, Japanese, than part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. The Federated States of Micronesia becoming a sovereign state after independence was attained on November 3, 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the United States.
It consists of 607 islands with a total land area of about 700 square kilometers, scattered across more than 2.6 million square kilometers of the western Pacific Ocean. The islands are grouped into four geopolitical states: from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae.
Mount Nanlaud (782 m) on the island of Pohnpei is the highest point of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Federated States of Micronesia 1984