Pohnpei , Micronesia



Pohnpei "upon (pohn) a holy altar (pei)" (formerly known as Ponape) is the name of one of the four states in the Federated States of Micronesia and among the Senyavin Islands (part of the larger Caroline Islands group).The offshore city of Nan Madol was built here, which was the capital of the Saudeleur dynasty until about AD 1500.Pohnpei was first sighted by Europeans in 1828 by the Russian navigator Fyodor Litke. From the mid 1800s to early 1900s, whalers, missionaries, the Spanish and Germans came to/took over the island-Wikipedia-