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Micronesia, officially the Federated States of Micronesia (abbreviated FSM), is an island country in Oceania. It consists of around 607 islands spread across the western Pacific Ocean and covers a longitudinal distance of almost 1,680 miles (2,700 km), and a combined land area of approximately 271 square miles (702 km2). It's located just north of the equator and lies northeast of New Guinea, south of Guam and the Marianas, west of Nauru and the Marshall Islands, and east of Palau and the Philippines. It's about 1800 miles (2,900 km) north of eastern Australia, 2,150 miles (3,400 km) southeast of Japan, and 2,485 miles (4,000 km) southwest of the main islands of Hawaii.