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Micronesia (Greek: mikros 'small' + nēsos 'island') is a region of Oceania in the western Pacific Ocean, comprising thousands of islands which are divided between five states and several US territories.

The five nations in Micronesia are: the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Palau and Nauru. The Northern Mariana Islands and Guam are major US territories.