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Northern Mariana Islands Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Northern Mariana Islands Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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: 464 sq km
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land: 464 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
note: consists of 14 islands including Saipan, Rota, and Tinian
country comparison to the world: 197

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

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
1,482 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]

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

Terrain:
the southern islands in this north-south trending archipelago are limestone, with fringing coral reefs; the northern islands are volcanic, with active volcanoes on several islands

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

Natural resources:
arable land, fish

Land use:
agricultural land: 6.6% (2011 est.)
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arable land: 2.2% (2011 est.)
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permanent crops: 2.2% (2011 est.)
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permanent pasture: 2.2% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 65.5% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 27.9% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
1 sq km (2012)
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Population distribution:
approximately 90% of the population lives on the island of Saipan

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: 1) The information regarding Northern Mariana Islands on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Northern Mariana Islands Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Northern Mariana Islands Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
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