U, Pohnpei

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Map of Pohnpei Island showing the municipalities. U is on the upper right

U also written Uh, is one of the administrative divisions of Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia.[1] U bears the shortest place name in the Federated States of Micronesia, and one of the shortest in the world.[2]


U is one of the six municipalities located in the main island of Pohnpei. It corresponds to the northeastern sector of the island. U had 2,289 inhabitants according to the 2008 census.

Alohkapw is the main town. A channel known as Kepidewen Alohkapw marks the boundary between U and Madolenihmw municipalities.[3] Some fine hotels are located in the U area.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ State of Pohnpei
  2. ^ Ash, Russell (10 November 2011). Boring, Botty and Spong. RHCP. p. 70. ISBN 978-1-4090-9739-6. 
  3. ^ Thomas Panholzer & Rufino Mauricio, Place Names of Pohnpei Island, ISBN 978-1-57306-166-7

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Coordinates: 6°58′13″N 158°15′27″E / 6.97028°N 158.25750°E / 6.97028; 158.25750