Also known as Truk, but was changed to
its original name in 1986 when the Compact of Free Association
went into effect. The compact is a 15-year political relationship with
the United States that started in October, 1986.
Chuuk state consists of seven major island
groups lying within the Eastern Caroline Islands, about 617 miles (1028
km) southeast of Guam and 3,262 miles (5,436 km) southwest of Hawaii.
The total land mass of Chuuk state, including the outer islands, is
approximately 77 square miles (128 km)
||7 degrees North, 149 degrees East
||Chuukese and English
||Greenwich Mean Time +10
||International telephone, telex and
facsimile service is available through the larger hotels and the
FSM Telecommunications Center. The country code for telephone and
facsimile service is 691 and the telex code is 729.
||US Postal Service
||110 volts/60 cycles
||Between 70-90 degrees Fahrenheit (26-30
degrees Celsius); averaging 81 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius)
||Dry season between December and April;
Rainy season, April to December.
||Annual average is approximately 115
||United Airlines with routings
through Guam and Honolulu.
||5 hours from Los Angeles to Honolulu,
7 hours from Honolulu to Guam, 2 hours from Guam to Chuuk all
figures are approximate.
||$20 US cash collected at airport prior
||US citizens, proof of citizenship
is required. Citizens of other countries must have a valid passport
and a return or onward ticket. However, please verify requirements
with the appropriate embassy.
||The government operated hospital on
Weno is adequate to take care of all normal needs. Please remember
to bring enough prescription medication you may need for the entire
length of your stay.
||Summer clothing is worn throughout
the year. On island, women favor cotton dresses, muumuus, Bermuda
shorts, loafers or sandals. Short shorts and mini skirts are inappropriate
attire, especially in more traditional areas. Men wear lightweight
slacks or shorts, sport shirts, comfortable shoes or sandals. Sunglasses
||Available through larger hotels
|Please contact the Chuuk
State Visitors Bureau.
||Chuuk Visitors Bureau
PO Box FQ