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Malem (Malem Municipality)

Malem, which literally translates to "Moon", is one of the five municipalities that comprise the state of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia.

The village gets its name from the fact that the full moon rises every month out of the ocean directly in front of the rocky beach at the edge of the village. Malem has an elementary school housing close to 400 students in grades KG-9. It also has a small Baptist church and a large Congregational church (the predominant religion on the island) and a municipality office.

Kosrae State Department of Education operates Malem Elementary School. High school students attend Kosrae High School in Tofol, Lelu municipality.

 

Map - Malem (Malem Municipality)

Latitude / Longitude : 5° 16' 30" N / 163° 1' 1" E | Time zone : UTC+11 | Currency : USD | Telephone : 691  

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Country - Federated States of Micronesia

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The Federated States of Micronesia (abbreviated FSM and also known simply as Micronesia) is an independent republic associated to the United States. It consists of four states – from west to east, Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae – that are spread across the Western Pacific Ocean. Together, the states comprise around 607 islands (a combined land area of approximately 702 km2) that cover a longitudinal distance of almost 2700 km just north of the equator. They lie northeast of New Guinea, south of Guam and the Marianas, west of Nauru and the Marshall Islands, east of Palau and the Philippines, about 2900 km north of eastern Australia and some 4000 km southwest of the main islands of Hawaii.

While the FSM's total land area is quite small, it occupies more than 2600000 km2 of the Pacific Ocean, giving the country the 14th largest Exclusive Economic Zone in the world. The sovereign island nation's capital is Palikir, located on Pohnpei Island, while the largest city is Weno, located in the Chuuk Atoll.
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