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Map of Chuuk State
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Map of Chuuk Islands
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A view of Chuuk

Chuuk — formerly Truk, Ruk, Hogoleu, Torres, Ugulat, Fiddidum, and Lugulus — is an island group in the south western part of the Pacific Ocean. It comprises one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), along with Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap. Chuuk is the most populous of the FSM's states. Geographically, Chuuk is also part of the larger Caroline Islands group. Chuuk means mountain in the Chuukese language and was known mainly as Truk (a mispronunciation of Ruk), until 1990. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1637x1231, 177 KB) Summary Map of Chuuk State, Micronesia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1637x1231, 177 KB) Summary Map of Chuuk State, Micronesia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1204x952, 569 KB) Summary Map of Chuuk Islands, Chuuk State, Micronesia. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1204x952, 569 KB) Summary Map of Chuuk Islands, Chuuk State, Micronesia. ... Image File history File links Chuuk_islands_(satellite). ... Image File history File links Chuuk_islands_(satellite). ... Download high resolution version (700x1038, 71 KB)A view of Chuuk (public domain from [1]) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (700x1038, 71 KB)A view of Chuuk (public domain from [1]) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Map of Kosrae State Kosrae (pronounced in English), also known as Kusaie, is an island in Micronesia. ... World Class Surf of Pohnpeis Palikir Pass a. ... Map of Yap State Map of Yap Islands Yap is an island in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, the westernmost state of the Federated States of Micronesia. ... Look out for the kooks who run a surf camp there. ... Chuukese (also called Trukese) is a Trukic language of the Austronesian language family spoken primarily on the islands of Chuuk in the Caroline Islands in Micronesia. ...

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Geography

The main population center of Chuuk State is the Chuuk Lagoon, a large archipelago with mountainous islands surrounded by a string of islets on a barrier reef. The two major geographical and dialectic divisions of the Chuuk Lagoon are Faichuuk, the western islands, and Namoneas, the eastern islands. Chuuk State also includes several more sparsely populated "outer island" groups, including the Mortlock Islands to the southeast, the Hall Islands to the north, Namenweitos to the northwest, and the Pattiw Region to west. The Pattiw Region is of particular interest in that they are some of the most traditional islands in the Pacific and culturally related to outer islands of Yap. This group, includes the islands of Pollap, Tamatam, Poluwat, and Houk. Today you can still find master navigators— Poluwat and Pollap are considered to have some of the best navigators and ocean-going outrigger canoes in the Pacific. The islands of Pattiw Region and some of the Islands of Yap, you will still today find last two remaining schools of navigation, Weriyeng and Faaluush. Visiting the Pattiw Region in the west, however, is hard due to lack of reliable transportation. Houk has probably the most accessible airstrip in the Pattiw Region, with planes landing every one or two weeks. Truk Lagoon is a sheltered body of water almost fifty miles long by thirty miles wide surrounded by a protective reef. ... Satellite image of a part of the Great Barrier Reef. ... Satawan Atoll is part of the Mortlock Islands in the Caroline Islands in the Federated States of Micronesia. ... Map of Yap State Map of Yap Islands Yap is an island in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, the westernmost state of the Federated States of Micronesia. ... Houk is a surname, and may refer to George W. Houk James T. Houk John C. Houk Keith Houk Kendall Houk Leonidas C. Houk Ralph Houk See also Hook (surname) Categories: | ... Outrigger canoe at El Nido, Philippines The outrigger canoe (Tagalog: bangka; Maori: waka; Hawaiian: waa) is a type of canoe featuring one or more lateral support floats known as outriggers, which are fastened to one or both sides of the main hull. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


History

It is not known when the islands of Chuuk were first settled, but, based on archaeological and scriptural evidence, these islands had originally been settled more than 2000 years ago. It is not known with certainty where the original inhabitants came from. Based on archaeological evidence, it seems that, after about 200 AD, there was no continuous settlement until about 1300 AD. With further archaeological work, it is possible this gap could be filled in. However, because Chuuk is not high on the archaeological agenda (See List of archaeological sites sorted by country), it is improbable that such a developed study will begin soon. It is probable that people came from Pohnpei and Kosrae to the east, based on many legend and language similarities. This is a list of archaeological sites sorted by country. ... World Class Surf of Pohnpeis Palikir Pass a. ... Map of Kosrae State Kosrae (pronounced in English), also known as Kusaie, is an island in Micronesia. ...


As part of the colonial territory of the Caroline Islands, Truk was part of the Spanish, then German and the Japanese empires. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Look out for the kooks who run a surf camp there. ... Anthem Kimi ga Yo Imperial Reign Slogan: Fukoku Kyohei Enrich the Country, Strengthen the Military (a. ...


During World War II, Truk Lagoon was the Empire of Japan's main base in the South Pacific. A significant portion of the Japanese fleet was based there, with its administrative center on Tonoas (south of Weno). Truk was the base for Japanese operations against Allied forces in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Truk Lagoon is a sheltered body of water almost fifty miles long by thirty miles wide surrounded by a protective reef. ... Anthem Kimi ga Yo Imperial Reign Slogan: Fukoku Kyohei Enrich the Country, Strengthen the Military (a. ...


Operation Hailstone, executed by the United States in 1944, culminated in one of the most important naval battles of the war at Truk. Twelve Japanese warships, thirty-two merchant ships and 249 aircraft were destroyed, although the larger ships had received advance warning and were already at sea. Attack on Truk Conflict World War II, Pacific War Date 17 February 1944 – 18 February 1944 Place Truk, Caroline Islands Result Decisive American victory In World War II, Operation Hailstone was a massive naval air attack launched on 17 February and 18 February 1944 against the Japanese naval and... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Diagrams of first and third rate warships, England, 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... Look up aircraft in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Chuuk was one of six districts of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands which were administered by the United States under charter from the United Nations from the end of the Second World War to the early 1990s. National motto: ? Official language English? Capital Saipan Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 78 (United States) 1,779 km² Negligible Population  - Total  - Density 132,929 (1980) N/Akm² GDP  - Total  - GDP/head N/A Currency US Dollar Time zone UTC: ? Independence UN trusteeship administered by the US Internet TLD none? Calling code... The foundation of the U.N. The United Nations (UN) is an international organization whose stated aims are to facilitate co-operation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress and human rights issues. ...


On July 2, 2002, heavy rains from Tropical Storm Chataan caused more than thirty landslides that killed forty-seven people and injured dozens others, in the state's deadliest weather disaster. The landslides occurred throughout the day, some within just minutes of each other. July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... The 2002 Pacific typhoon season has no official bounds; it ran year-round in 2002, but most tropical cyclones tend to form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean between June and December. ...


Economy and infrastructure

Most of the roads and transportation systems are poor or in disrepair. Taxis cost between $1 to $2 depending on distance to destination. There is a small international airport on the administrative island of Weno. The airport (IATA airport code TKK) is served by Continental Micronesia, a division of Continental Airlines, locally known as AirMic. The government of the state operates a radio station. Interisland communication is often accomplished using citizens' band radio. Telephone services are limited on Chuuk, though a cellular network is being established within the lagoon and in the near future on the outer islands. An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... Chuuk International Airport (IATA: TKK, ICAO: PTKK) is an airport located in Chuuk (Truk), a state in the Federated States of Micronesia. ... Continental Micronesia is a wholly owned subsidiary airline of Continental Airlines. ... Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) is an American certificated air carrier. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... A typical CB base station. ...


Tourism, especially scuba diving among the many wrecks of Truk Lagoon, is the island's main industry. Copra, dried coconut meat, is the only cash crop but output is relatively insignificant. Most of the inhabited outlying islands engage in subsistence activity only. Scuba diving is swimming underwater while using self-contained breathing equipment. ... Copra drying in the sun Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. ... Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. For other uses, see Coconut (disambiguation). ...


Culture

Jesuit mission at Weno

The New York Province of the Society of Jesus, also known as the Jesuits, maintains a mission school on the island of Weno in Chuuk. Xavier High School is housed at the former Japanese communications center. It is a coeducational institution, drawing students from the all island groups of the Federated States of Micronesia, as well as the Republic of Pelau and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Teachers are both Jesuit and lay and come from Micronesia, the U.S., Indonesia, Japan, and Australia. All lay teachers are volunteers. Seal of the Society of Jesus. ... Xavier High School is an all-boys Jesuit Catholic high school located in the diverse Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. ...


References in Literature

Willard DeMille Price (28 July 1887 – 14 October 1983) was a Canadian-born American natural historian and author of childrens fiction. ... Cover South Sea Adventure is a 1952 childrens book by the Canadian-born American author Willard Price featuring his characters Hal and Roger Hunt. ... Hal and Roger Hunt are two fictional brothers appearing in the childrens Adventure novel series, by Canadian-born American author Willard Price. ... Hal and Roger Hunt are two fictional brothers appearing in the childrens Adventure novel series, by Canadian-born American author Willard Price. ... Waterspouts on the beach of Kijkduin near The Hague , the Netherlands on 2006 August 27. ...

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Municipalities

Tonowas is an island in the Chuuk (formerly Truk) lagoon, Federated States of Micronesia. ... A frontal view of the monastery Ettal. ... The Kutu are a matrilineal ethnic and linguistic group based in the Morogoro Region of central Tanzania. ... Binomial name Clarias batrachus Linnaeus, 1758 The walking catfish, Clarias batrachus, also known as the magur or pla duk dam, is a species of airbreathing catfish with the ability to walk out of the water and across land. ... Moen is the name of the following places: An anglisised spelling of Møn. ... Ono is the name of several places: In Japan: ÅŒno, Fukui, a city in Fukui Prefecture Ono District, Fukui, a district in Fukui Prefecture Ono, Fukushima, a town in Fukushima Prefecture Ono, Gifu, a town in Gifu Prefecture Ono District, Gifu, a district in Gifu Prefecture Ono, Hiroshima, a town... PARAM is a series of supercomputers developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) in Pune, India. ... Satawan Atoll is part of the Mortlock Islands in the Caroline Islands in the Federated States of Micronesia. ... Look up ta in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A tol was an informal school in medieval India, also known as a Pathasala Also short for Total, often used in online gaming, such as Tol n00b. Categories: ‪Education in India‬ | ‪History of India‬ | ‪India-related stubs‬ ...

External links

Federated States of Micronesia
Chuuk | Kosrae | Pohnpei | Yap

Coordinates: 7°00′N, 152°00′E Image File history File links Flag_of_Micronesia. ... Map of Kosrae State Kosrae (pronounced in English), also known as Kusaie, is an island in Micronesia. ... World Class Surf of Pohnpeis Palikir Pass a. ... Map of Yap State Map of Yap Islands Yap is an island in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, the westernmost state of the Federated States of Micronesia. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Chuuk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (864 words)
Chuuk is an island group that comprises one of the four states of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), along with Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap.
The main population center of Chuuk State is the Chuuk Lagoon, a large archipelago with mountainous islands surrounded by a string of islets on a barrier reef.
Chuuk was one of six districts of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands which were administered by the United States under charter from the United Nations from the end of the Second World War to the early 1990's.
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