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Notes on the Geography of Micronesia (Pohnpei): Pohnpei: Photo 5

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We're still up top: here's the view over the island's airport, on Dekehtik Island, now linked to the main island by road. The one town on the island, Kolonia, lies almost hidden in the treed peninsula reaching out to the airport. Roughly 6,000 people live in town. That leaves about 35,000 scattered around the island's perimeter. There's a paved road tracing that near-circle, but there's no bus service--just expensive taxis. There are no cross-island roads, either. Without money for a ride into town, people can be very isolated.

Note for statistics hounds: average household income is about $20,000, but it's been declining about three percent annually for more than a decade, and what wealth there is is heavily concentrated in and near Kolonia.

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