Yap State

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Yap State
Flag of Yap
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Map of Yap State
Map of Yap State
Coordinates: 9°32′N 138°07′E / 9.533°N 138.117°E / 9.533; 138.117Coordinates: 9°32′N 138°07′E / 9.533°N 138.117°E / 9.533; 138.117
Country Federated States of Micronesia
capital Colonia
Government
 • Governor Sebastian Anefal (since 2007)
Area
 • Total 118 km2 (46 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 16,436
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code FM-YAP

Yap State is one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The other states are Kosrae State, Pohnpei State, and Chuuk State.

It administers both the Yap Islands and fourteen atolls reaching to the east and south for some 800 km (500 mi), namely Eauripik, Elato, Fais, Faraulep, Gaferut, Ifalik, Lamotrek, Ngulu, Olimarao, Piagailoe (West Fayu), Pikelot, Sorol, Ulithi, and Woleai atolls, as well as the island of Satawal (municipalities in bold).

History[edit]

The state was once the Yap District of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

Geography[edit]

Yap State is the westernmost state of the FSM. To the east in order of distance are Chuuk State, Pohnpei State, and Kosrae State.

Languages[edit]

Yap State has five official languages: English, Ulithian, Woleaian, Satawalese, and Yapese.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The 2000 population was 11,241.

Municipalities[edit]

Yap State is divided into municipalities.[2]

Yap Islands[edit]

A detailed map of Yap.

Outer Islands[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yap, Federated States of Micronesia". Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Retrieved 2006-10-24. 
  2. ^ Census 1987 with village population figures