Kosrae, state of the Federated States of Micronesia, the easternmost part of the Caroline Islands, in the western Pacific Ocean. The state is usually considered to be one large volcanic island, but it also consists of several offshore islets, including Lelu, which is connected to Kosrae by a causeway.
Kosrae has a total area of 109 sq km (42 sq mi). Agricultural products include taro, oranges, breadfruit, and bananas. Ruins of a Micronesian city on Lelu date back to about the 14th century. Japan administered the islands after World War I (1914-1918). Following the defeat of Japan in World War II (1939-1945), the United States administered the islands as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. In 1979 Kosrae became part of the newly formed Federated States of Micronesia.
Kosrae is a high island that is to a great extent untainted. It is turning into a goal for scuba jumpers and climbers. The coral reefs that encompass the island are kept in flawless condition through a broad securing float framework, introduced and kept up by concerned expat jump administrators with the assistance of the administration’s Marine Resources office. The reefs are to a great extent immaculate, and contain miles of hard corals, some said to be thousands of years old.