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    Northern Mariana Islands Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/northern_mariana_islands/northern_mariana_islands_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Oceania, islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines


      Geographic coordinates: 15 12 N, 145 45 E


      Map references: Oceania


      Area: total: 477 sq km
      note: includes 14 islands including Saipan, Rota, and Tinian
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 477 sq km


      Area - comparative: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 1,482 km


      Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: tropical marine; moderated by northeast trade winds, little seasonal temperature variation; dry season December to June, rainy season July to October


      Terrain: southern islands are limestone with level terraces and fringing coral reefs; northern islands are volcanic


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location on Agrihan 965 m


      Natural resources: arable land, fish


      Land use: arable land: 15.22%
      permanent crops: 6.52%
      other: 78.26% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: NA sq km


      Natural hazards: active volcanoes on Pagan and Agrihan; typhoons (especially August to November)


      Environment - current issues: contamination of groundwater on Saipan may contribute to disease; clean-up of landfill; protection of endangered species conflicts with development


      Geography - note: strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean


      NOTE: The information regarding Northern Mariana Islands on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Northern Mariana Islands Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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