Weno

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Map of Weno Island

Weno, formerly Moen, is an island municipality of Chuuk State of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). It is the largest town in the FSM.

Geography[edit]

It is located in the Chuuk Lagoon. Its villages are in the northwest (Sapuk, Penia, Peniesene, Tunnuk, Mechitiw, Iras, Nepukos, Mwan, Neiwe, and Wichap, Epinup) and serve as the main center of commerce. Weno is the state capital and the second-most populous island of the FSM, with a population of 13,856 at the 2010 census.[1]

The highest point is Mount Teroken, elevation 364 m (1,214 ft).[2]

Transportation[edit]

Weno has the only airport in the state, Chuuk International Airport.

The road system is not well established in some parts of the island. No public transportation exists, but visitors can use a small taxi to cruise around the island.

There is one commercial shipyard for cargo ships and passenger voyages. The islanders use speed boats and smaller ships to commute with other lagoon islands and outreach islands.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Weno
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(87)
30.2
(86.4)
30.4
(86.7)
30.6
(87.1)
30.9
(87.6)
30.7
(87.2)
30.9
(87.7)
30.8
(87.4)
31.0
(87.8)
31.3
(88.3)
31.3
(88.3)
30.9
(87.7)
30.8
(87.4)
Average low °C (°F) 24.4
(75.9)
24.6
(76.2)
24.7
(76.4)
24.7
(76.4)
24.5
(76.1)
24
(76)
24
(75)
23.5
(74.3)
23.7
(74.7)
23.6
(74.5)
24.3
(75.8)
24.1
(75.3)
24.2
(75.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 250
(9.7)
210
(8.1)
230
(9.2)
320
(12.5)
310
(12.3)
330
(12.9)
340
(13.2)
360
(14.1)
360
(14.3)
280
(11)
290
(11.4)
270
(10.8)
3,550
(139.6)
Source: Weatherbase[3]

Education[edit]

Tertiary

Public schools operated by the Chuuk Department of Education:

Private

  • St. Xavier Academy, Sapuk
  • Saramen Chuuk Academy, Nepukos
  • Seventh-day Adventist School, Neuo
  • Pentecost High School, Iras

In popular culture[edit]

Weno is featured on the 10th episode of season 5 of Outback Truckers, where 2 power stations and a switchboard are shipped from Adelaide to provide all-day power for the island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.spc.int/prism/nada/index.php/catalog
  2. ^ Bendure, G. & Friary, N. (1988) Micronesia:A travel survival kit. South Yarra, VIC: Lonely Planet.
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Weno, Federated States of Micronesia". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 7°27′N 151°51′E / 7.450°N 151.850°E / 7.450; 151.850