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Landsat picture of Pulusuk
Landsat picture of Pulusuk
Country Federated States of Micronesia
State Chuuk
Pulusuk is located in Pacific Ocean
Location of Pulusuk in the Pacific Ocean

Pulusuk or Houk Island is a village and municipality in the state of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia.[1]

It is a small island that lies at the end of a 55 km (34 mi) long submerged atoll. Pulusuk is part of the Pattiw group, located 244 km (152 mi) to the west of Chuuk.[2]

The first recorded sighting by Europeans was by Spanish naval officer Juan Antonio de Ibargoitia commanding the vessel Filipino in 1799. He charted it as Bartolomé.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Statoids.com, retrieved December 8, 2010
  2. ^ Oceandots - Houk at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)
  3. ^ Robson, R.W. The Pacific Islands Handbook New York 1946. p.142
  4. ^ Sharp, Andrew The discovery of the Pacific Islands Oxford, 1960, p.183.
  5. ^ Brand, Donald D. The Pacific Basin: A History of its Geographical Explorations The American Geographical Society, New York, 1967, p.141.

Coordinates: 6°41′23″N 149°18′08″E / 6.6898°N 149.3021°E / 6.6898; 149.3021