Northern Mariana Islands

Region: Oceania
Capital: Saipan
Population: 46,050
Area: 464 km²
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Languages: Chamorro, Chinese, English

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is one of two Commonwealths of the United States; 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 183.5 square miles . 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 two – Tinian and Rota – are permanently inhabited. Wikipedia

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