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Tafunsak (formerly transliterated as Tahfuhnsahk) is the largest settlement on the island of Kosrae in the Federated States of Micronesia. Its population was 2,457 at the 2000 census.[1] This includes Walung, which had been incorporated into the municipality of Tafunsak since the 1980s. The area of the municipality is 42.8 km², making it the largest municipality by area. This includes the 19.5 km² of former Walung municipality.

The word "Tafunsak" means "half forest and half beach," the former referring to the island's tropical jungles.

Tafunsak is the closest village by road to Kosrae Airport.


Kosrae State Department of Education operates Tafunsak Elementary School and Walung Elementary School. High school students attend Kosrae High School in Tofol, Lelu municipality.[2]


  1. ^ "Tafunsak," World Gazetteer.
  2. ^ "Schools." Kosrae State Department of Education. Retrieved on February 23, 2018.

Coordinates: 5°22′03″N 162°59′14″E / 5.3675°N 162.9871°E / 5.3675; 162.9871