Covering a total land area of 475.26 sq.km (179 sq mi), Northern Mariana Islands is an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States and also a U.S. commonwealth. The territory comprises of 15 islands in the Mariana archipelago situated in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The Northern islands are volcanic in origin. Several islands like Anatahan, Pagan and Agrihan have active volcanoes. The island territory’s highest point is Mount Agrihan at an elevation of 3,166ft (965m). The Southern Islands are made of limestone and are fringed by coral reefs. These limestone islands have tropical/scrub forests which are found at high elevations while Casuarina trees and coconut palms are found along the coasts. The lowest point is the North Pacific Ocean (0m).
Northern Mariana Islands (officially, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands [CNMI]) is divided into 4 municipalities. The municipalities are: Northern Islands, Rota, Saipan and Tinian.
Covering a total land area of 475.26 sq.km (179 sq mi), Northern Mariana Islands is an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States and also a U.S. commonwealth. The territory comprises of 15 islands in the Mariana archipelago situated in the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
Situated in the north of Guam island is, Saipan – the capital, the largest and the most populous island of CNMI. The Government of Northern Mariana Islands is located on Saipan, in the village of Capitol Hill. Saipan is also the 2nd largest island by area in the Mariana archipelago, after Guam.
The Northern Mariana Islands is an insular area and commonwealth of the United States consisting of 15 islands of the Mariana archipelago (except Guam), situated in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. These group of islands are geographically positioned in the Southern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. The Northern Mariana Islands are located in the North Pacific Ocean and the Philippine Sea, along the Mariana Trench; to the north of Papua New Guinea; to the east of Philippines; to the west of Honolulu and to the northeast of Guam.
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|Legal Name||Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands|
|15 12 N, 145 45 E|
|Total Area||464.00 km2|
|Land Area||464.00 km2|
|Currency||US Dollar (USD)|
|GDP Per Capita||$23,258.68|
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