Yap State

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Yap State
Flag of Yap
Official seal of Yap State
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
 • Governor Tony Ganngiyan (2015)
 • Total 119.54 km2 (46.15 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,377
 • Density 95/km2 (250/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code FM-YAP
Website www.yapstategov.org

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 (locally known as "Waqab", "Waqaab" or "Wa'ab") and the island of Satawal, as well as fourteen atolls reaching to the east and south for some 800 km (500 mi), namely (municipalities in bold) Eauripik, Elato, Fais, Faraulep, Gaferut, Ifalik, Lamotrek, Ngulu, Olimarao, Piagailoe (West Fayu), Pikelot, Sorol, Ulithi, and Woleai.


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


Yap State is the westernmost state of the FSM. To the east from near to far are Chuuk State, Pohnpei State, and Kosrae State.


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


The 2000 population was 7,391.


Yap State is divided into municipalities.[2]

Yap Main Islands[edit]

A detailed map of Yap.

Yap Neighboring Islands[edit]

See also[edit]


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