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Weno, formerly Moen, is an island municipality of Chuuk State of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). It is the largest town in the FSM. It has an estimated area of 20 square kilometers.


Geography


It is located in the Chuuk Lagoon. Its villages are in the northwest (Sapuk, Penia, Peniesene, Tunnuk, Mechitiw, Iras, Nepukos, Mwan, Neiwe, and Wichap, Epinup) and serve as the main center of commerce. Weno is the state capital and the second-most populous island of the FSM, with a population of 13,856 at the 2010 census. The highest point is Mount Teroken, elevation 364 m (1,214 ft).Bendure, G. & Friary, N. (1988) ''Micronesia:A travel survival kit.'' South Yarra, VIC: Lonely Planet.

Transportation

Weno has the only airport in the state, Chuuk International Airport. The road system is not well established in some parts of the island. No public transportation exists, but visitors can use a small taxi to cruise around the island. There is one commercial shipyard for cargo ships and passenger voyages. The islanders use speed boats and smaller ships to commute with other lagoon islands and outreach islands.


Climate




Education

Tertiary * College of Micronesia-FSM Public schools operated by the Chuuk Department of Education: * Chuuk High School, Nepukos (Nantaku) Private * St. Xavier Academy, Sapuk * Saramen Chuuk Academy, Nepukos * Seventh-day Adventist School, Neuo * Pentecost High School, Iras


In popular culture


Weno is featured on the 10th episode of season 5 of ''Outback Truckers'', where 2 power stations and a switchboard are shipped from Adelaide to provide all-day power for the island.


References




External links


National Government of the Federated States of Micronesia
Category:Municipalities of Chuuk State Category:Islands of Chuuk State {{Micronesia-geo-stub