Tol, Federated States of Micronesia

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Tol is a village on Tol Island in Chuuk State in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Tol (island) island in Federated States of Micronesia

Tol is the largest and most populous island in the Faichuk group of islands in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia. Located in the west of Truk Lagoon, it is surrounded by the smaller islands of Paata (Pata), Polle, Wonei (Onei), Fata Beguets, and Ulalu.

Chuuk State state in Federated States of Micronesia

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Federated States of Micronesia Island republic in Oceania

The Federated States of 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 that cover a longitudinal distance of almost 2,700 km (1,678 mi) 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 2,900 km (1,802 mi) north of eastern Australia and some 4,000 km (2,485 mi) southwest of the main islands of Hawaii.

Coordinates: 7°21′43″N151°36′54″E / 7.362°N 151.615°E / 7.362; 151.615

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