The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) lies 3200 miles west-southwest of Hawaii in the north Pacific Ocean and comprises the Caroline island groups of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei and Kosrae. Formerly under the administration of the United States, it received it's full independence in 1986. The four islands encompass an area of 271 square miles and host a population of 107,673 (est. 2008). English is the common language. Two-thirds of the country's work force is employed by the government which receives substantial grants from the U.S. The remaining work force is primarily engaged in services that include tourism, construction and fish processing. It's primary trading partners are Japan, U.S, Hong Kong and Guam.