|Country||Federated States of Micronesia|
The city is located in the northwest of the island of Pohnpei in the community ( municipality ) Sokehs , which had a population of 6,227 inhabitants according to 2000 census. Only an unknown, smaller part of this lives in Palikir. In 1985 the establishment of a new capital for the Federated States of Micronesia was enacted by law. Since 1990 Palikir has been the capital and seat of the government of the Federated States of Micronesia. All ministries and some federal authorities are housed in a complex consisting of various buildings.
On the same island about five kilometers northeast is the city of Kolonia , which became the provisional capital of the country after the country gained independence in 1986. Even today, Kolonia is often mistakenly referred to as the capital. However, Kolonia is still the capital of the state of Pohnpei .
Palikir is also the location of the Pohnpei Campus of the College of Micronesia .
Palikir is historically mentioned as a section of Sokehs. A distinction is made here between Sokehs proper (island Sokehs, in the north), and Palikir as the part of Sokehs located on the main island of Pohnpei ( Ponape ).
Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Palikir