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Outline of the Northern Mariana Islands

The location of the Northern Mariana Islands

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the Northern Mariana Islands:

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is an island country in the western North Pacific Ocean that maintains a political union with the United States.[1] The Northern Mariana Islands comprise 15 islands about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines, at . The United States Census Bureau reports the total land area of all islands as 179.01 sq mi (463.63 km²).

The Northern Mariana Islands has a population of 80,362 (2005 estimate). The official 2000 census count was 69,221.[2] The Northern Mariana Islands have the lowest male to female sex ratio in the world: 76 men to every 100 women,[1] due to a large number of female foreign workers, especially in the garment industry.[3]

General reference


An enlargeable topographic map of the island of Saipan


An enlargeable satellite image of the island of Pagan

Natural geographic features



Administrative divisions



Government and politics

Main article: Government of the Northern Mariana Islands and Politics of the Northern Mariana Islands

Branches of government

Executive branch

Legislative branch

Judicial branch

International organization membership

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is a member of:[1]

Law and order

Local government








See also


  1. ^ a b c
  2. ^ Census Bureau News
  3. ^ Census shows poorer NMI, Saipan Tribune 2008-04-11

External links

U.S. and CNMI relations
  • Full Committee Hearing: Conditions in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Thursday, 8 February 2007, United States Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources
View complete webcast of above hearings (streaming Real video). Approximately 2.5 hours long.
  • "Cohen Warns of Imminent CNMI 'Federalization'" Pacific Daily News, 7 January 2007.
  • Northern Mariana Islands official government site
  • The CNMI Covenant
  • The CNMI Constitution
  • CNMI Office of Resident Representative Pedro A. Tenorio
  • H.R. 873 - the Northern Mariana Islands Delegate Act
  • H.R. 5550 - The United States-Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Human Dignity Act
  • Saipan Tribune
  • Marianas Variety
  • Bruce Lloyd Media Services CNMI News
  • The Pacific Times
  • Food for Thought - Weekly commentary on CNMI society by KZMI and KCNM manager Harry Blalock
  • Northern Mariana Islands at DMOZ
  • myMicronesia/Northern Marianas section
  • Digital Micronesia
  • Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands Archives
  • Micronesian Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Northern Mariana Islands Online Encyclopedia
  • Micronesian Seminar
  • Fresh Air (NPR): "Sweatshops in U.S. Territory"
  • "Neo-Colonialism & Contract Labor Under The U.S. Flag" by Phil Kaplan
  • "Solving Worker Abuse Problems in the Northern Mariana Islands" by Karen M. Smith
  • "About Saipan" - A strongly critical take on the CNMI, Saipan Sucks
  • Satellite Image of Anatahan Ash Plume
  • Ocean Dots at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010) pictures
  • Thinkprogress' information on sex and labor slavery
  • Saipan and Tinian locator map
  • Lehne-Verlag, Wohldorf in Germany 1972.Über die Marianen.Pascal Horst Lehne and Christoph Gäbler:
  • magazine Spring 2006 article "Paradise Lost: Greed, Sex Slavery, Forced Abortions and Right-Wing Moralists"Ms. Article about the plight of the garment workers, the Jack Abramoff Indian lobbying scandal, and other abuses, by Rebecca Clarren.
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