Map of Kusaie Island

Kusaie Island – Kusaie is located about 330 nautical miles southeast of Ponape and consists of one large mountainous island with an area of about 65 square miles.  The rugged interior is usually inaccessible and its highest mountain is 1,800 feet above sea level.  Between Mount Finkol and Mount Mutunte lies a broad valley which divides the island.  At each end of the valley, a deep harbor is located – Okat Harbor on the west coast, and Lele Harbor on the east.  Kusaie became part of the Japanese Empire in 1914 when it was ceded by Germany and remained occupied by the Japanese through the end of the Second World War.     

Map: Office of Planning and Statistics, 1989

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