Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Micronesia, Federated States of instead of Cocos (Keeling) Islands, you would:

Economy

be 162.0 times more likely to be unemployed


In Cocos (Keeling) Islands, 0.1% of adults are unemployed. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 16.2%.

Geography

see 235.1 times more coastline


Cocos (Keeling) Islands has a total of 26 km of coastline. In Micronesia, Federated States of, that number is 6,112 km.

Micronesia, Federated States of: At a glance

Micronesia, Federated States of is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 702 sq km. The Caroline Islands are a widely scattered archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean; they became part of a UN Trust Territory under US administration following World War II. The eastern four island groups adopted a constitution in 1979 and chose to become the Federated States of Micronesia. (The fifth, westernmost island group became Palau.) Independence came in 1986 under a Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed in 2004. Present concerns include large-scale unemployment, overfishing, and overdependence on US aid.

How big is Micronesia, Federated States of compared to Cocos (Keeling) Islands? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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