The State of Chuuk: Introductory Note
Philip RaworthEdited By: Philip Raworth
© 2017 Oxford University Press
Chuuk is one of the four States of Micronesia, a grouping of 607 small islands in the Western Pacific. They lie northeast of New Guinea, south of Guam and the Marianas, west of Nauru and the Marshall Islands, east of Palau and the Philippines, about 2,900 kilometers (1,802 miles) north of eastern Australia and some 4,000 kilometers (2,485 miles) southwest of Hawaii. The State of Yap is to the west of Chuuk and the States of Kosrae and Pohnpei are to the east. It covers an area of 121.5 square kilometers (46.9 Square miles) and, as of 2010, has a population of...