Micronesia

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Micronesia


(from Greek: μικρός, mikrós, "small" + Greek: νῆσος, nēsos, "island")


is a subregion of Oceania, comprising thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean.
It has a shared cultural history with two other island regions, Polynesia to the east and Melanesia to the south.There are four main archipelagos along with numerous outlying islands. Micronesia is divided politically into five sovereign states, the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, and Palau, and three U.S. territories. The region has a tropical marine climate, and is part of the Oceania ecozone.


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