Rai, or stone money, are large, circular stone disks carved out of limestone formed from aragonit
" Languid, crystal-clear lagoons, pure white sand, quiet stretches of time, and the best diving and sport fishing waters on the planet! "
The Federated States of Micronesia consists of 607 islands extending 2,900 km (1,802 mi) across the archipelago of the Caroline Islands east of the Philippines.
The islands are grouped into four states, which are Yap, Chuuk (called Truk until January 1990), Pohnpei, (known as "Ponape" until November 1984), and Kosrae (formerly Kusaie). These four states are each represented by a white star on the national flag. The capital is Palikir, on Pohnpei.