Place:Northern Mariana Islands

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NameNorthern Mariana Islands
Alt namesNorthern Marianassource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 862
TypeNation
Coordinates15.017°N 145.068°E
See alsoCaroline Islands
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI; ), is one of the five inhabited U.S. territories (the other four being Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa). It is also one of two territories that have a "commonwealth" status (See Commonwealths; the other is Puerto Rico). It consists of fifteen islands in the western Pacific Ocean located about three-quarters of the way between Hawaii and the Philippines. The United States Census Bureau reports the total land area of all islands as . As of the 2010 census, the Commonwealth has a population of 53,883, of which over 90% live on the island of Saipan. Of the fourteen other islands, only twoTinian and Rotaare permanently inhabited.

The Commonwealth's center of government is in the village of Capitol Hill on Saipan. As the island is governed as a single municipality, most publications name Saipan as the Commonwealth's capital.

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