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Northern Mariana Islands Facts

What is the capital of Northern Mariana Islands?

Capital Saipan
Government Type a commonwealth in political union with and under the sovereignty of the US; republican form of government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches
Currency US Dollar (USD)
Total Area 179 Square Miles
464 Square Kilometers
Location Oceania, islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines
Language English, Chamorro, Carolinian
GDP - real growth rate 4.5%
GDP - per capita (PPP) $13,300.00 (USD)

Northern Mariana Islands Demographics

What is the population of Northern Mariana Islands?

Ethnic Groups Chamorro, Carolinians and other Micronesians, Caucasian, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Korean
Nationality Noun NA
Population 51,433
Population Growth Rate 0.09%
Population in Major Urban Areas SAIPAN (capital) 56,000
Urban Population 91.500000

Northern Mariana Islands Government

What type of government does Northern Mariana Islands have?

Executive Branch chief of state: President Joseph R. BIDEN Jr. (since 20 January 2021); Vice President Kamala D. HARRIS (since 20 January 2021)

head of government: Governor Arnold PALACIOS (since 9 January 2023); Lieutenant Governor David APATANG (since 9 January 2023)

cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Senate

elections/appointments: president and vice president indirectly elected on the same ballot by an Electoral College of 'electors' chosen from each state; president and vice president serve a 4-year term (eligible for a second term); under the US Constitution, residents of the Northern Mariana Islands do not vote in elections for US president and vice president; however, they may vote in Democratic and Republican party presidential primary elections; governor directly elected by absolute majority vote in 2 rounds if needed; election last held on 8 November 2022 with a runoff held on 25 November 2022 (next to be held in 2026)

election results: Arnold PALACIOS elected governor in second round; percent of vote in first round - Ralph TORRES (Republican) 38.8%; Arnold PALACIOS (independent) 32.2%, Tina SABLAN (Democrat) 28%; percent of vote - Arnold PALACIOS 54%, Ralph TORRES 46%; David APATANG (independent) elected lieutenant governor
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal; note - indigenous inhabitants are US citizens but do not vote in US presidential elections
Citizenship see United States
National Holiday Commonwealth Day, 8 January (1978)
Constitution history: partially effective 9 January 1978 (Constitution of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands); fully effective 4 November 1986 (Covenant Agreement)

amendments: proposed by constitutional convention, by public petition, or by the Legislature; ratification of proposed amendments requires approval by voters at the next general election or special election; amendments proposed by constitutional convention or by petition become effective if approved by a majority of voters and at least two-thirds majority of voters in each of two senatorial districts; amendments proposed by the Legislature are effective if approved by majority vote; amended several times, last in 2012
Independence none (commonwealth in political union with the US)

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Northern Mariana Islands Geography

What environmental issues does Northern Mariana Islands have?

Climate tropical marine; moderated by northeast trade winds, little seasonal temperature variation; dry season December to June, rainy season July to October
Environment - Current Issues contamination of groundwater on Saipan may contribute to disease; clean-up of landfill; protection of endangered species conflicts with development
Terrain southern islands are limestone with level terraces and fringing coral reefs; northern islands are volcanic

Northern Mariana Islands Economy

How big is the Northern Mariana Islands economy?

Economic Overview The economy of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands(CNMI) has been on the rebound in the last few years, mainly on the strength of its tourism industry. In 2016, the CNMI’s real GDP increased 28.6% over the previous year, following two years of relatively rapid growth in 2014 and 2015. Chinese and Korean tourists have supplanted Japanese tourists in the last few years. The Commonwealth is making a concerted effort to broaden its tourism by extending casino gambling from the small Islands of Tinian and Rota to the main Island of Saipan, its political and commercial center. Investment is concentrated on hotels and casinos in Saipan, the CNMI’s largest island and home to about 90% of its population.

Federal grants have also contributed to economic growth and stability. In 2016, federal grants amounted to $101.4 billion which made up 26% of the CNMI government’s total revenues. A small agriculture sector consists of cattle ranches and small farms producing coconuts, breadfruit, tomatoes, and melons.

Legislation is pending in the US Congress to extend the transition period to allow foreign workers to work in the CNMI on temporary visas.
Industries tourism, construction, garments, handicrafts
Currency Name and Code US Dollar (USD)
Export Partners US
Import Partners US, Japan

Northern Mariana Islands News and Current Events

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