contamination of groundwater on Saipan may contribute to disease; clean-up of landfill; protection of endangered species conflicts with development
tropical marine; moderated by northeast trade winds, little seasonal temperature variation; dry season December to June, rainy season July to October
agricultural land: 6.6% (2018 est.)
arable land: 2.2% (2018 est.)
permanent crops: 2.2% (2018 est.)
permanent pasture: 2.2% (2018 est.)
forest: 65.5% (2018 est.)
other: 27.9% (2018 est.)
urban population: 92.1% of total population (2023)
rate of urbanization: 0.36% annual rate of change (2020-25 est.)
0% of GDP (2018 est.)
municipal solid waste generated annually: 32,761 tons (2013 est.)
municipal solid waste recycled annually: 11,794 tons (2016 est.)
percent of municipal solid waste recycled: 36% (2016 est.)
NOTE: The information regarding Northern Mariana Iss on this page is re-published from the 2023 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Northern Mariana Iss 2023 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Northern Mariana Iss 2023 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
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