Around the world in 182 days: Micronesia

The Island Nation. Pavilion of Micronesia at EXPO 2020 in Dubai, UAE.

An adventurer’s paradise that has everything from palm-shaded beaches, to diving sites, to ancient ruins. Explore the opportunities in tourism, renewable energy, finance, fishing and transportation.

In the Micronesia Pavilion:

  • Discover 607 islands of opportunity.
  • See handicrafts based on sustainable traditions.
  • A deep-rooted traditional culture in navigation.

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai webpage

Micronesia – interesting facts:

  1. The Federated States of Micronesia are located on more than 600 islands.
  2. The area of the country: 702 km², but the islands spread across 3 million km² of an ocean.
  3. Micronesia – the geographic region – includes over 2000 islands (Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Kiribati…).
  4. Palikir – with population of 7000 – is one of the world’s smallest capitals.
  5. The country does not have an army.
  6. Operation Christmas Drop is the longest-running (from 1942) humanitarian airlift in the world.
  7. One of the islands – Chuuk – is the wreck diving capital of the world. There are more than 50 ship wrecks from World War II.
  8. Nan Madol, the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Micronesia, is the only ancient city ever built on a coral reef.
  9. The largest crabs in the world live at Mogmog island.

EXPO 2020 Dubai – Micronesia Pavilion

∇ Location: view on Google Maps (Mobility District)

Ξ EXPO 2020 Dubai webpage

See also:

Around the world in 182 days | EXPO monochrome | Eat at EXPO | All posts about EXPO 2020 Dubai

UAE on Dubai on 40thousandkm.comEXPO 2020 Dubai on | Micronesia on

© Agata Ziz • All photos were taken by me • All rights reserved

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