Sokehs Island

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Sokehs Peninsula
Flag of Sokehs Peninsula
Deke Sokehs on the map of norwest Pohnpei
Deke Sokehs on the map of norwest Pohnpei
Coordinates: 6°58′N 158°11′E / 6.967°N 158.183°E / 6.967; 158.183Coordinates: 6°58′N 158°11′E / 6.967°N 158.183°E / 6.967; 158.183
Country Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia
State Pohnpei State Pohnpei
District Sokehs
Largest Village Mwalok
 • Total 6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
 • Length 3.8 km (2.4 mi)
 • Width 2.5 km (1.6 mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 200
 • Density 32/km2 (82/sq mi)

Sokehs Peninsula is a small Peninsula close to the north coast of Pohnpei Island in the Federated States of Micronesia. It is connected to the main island by causeway, and a field of mangroves, through which the 1570-meter-long Dau Mwoakote Channel cuts, which, except in the west, is only a few meters wide. Sokehs was an island until recent years, when the mangroves accumulated. Sokehs is the location of Sokehs Rock, a prominent cliff face that is one of Micronesia's best-known geographic features. It was also the site of Sokehs Rebellion, an uprising by islanders in October 1910 against colonial German rule. The uprising was suppressed in early 1911, leading to the execution of 15 rebels and the exiling of several hundred Sokehs islanders to Palau.

The Sokehs peninsula is part of the municipality of Sokehs which also includes part of main island of Pohnpei, and the island of Along.