Northern Mariana Islands Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Northern Mariana Islands?

Geography - note:

strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean

Climate:

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

Northern Mariana Islands Use of Natural Resources

Northern Mariana Islands Environment

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

Natural Resources:

arable land, fish

Natural Hazards:

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

Irrigated Land:

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Environmental Issues:

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

Northern Mariana Islands Geography

Geographic Location Oceania
Total Area 179 Square Miles
464 Square Kilometers
Land Area 179 Square Miles
464 Square Kilometers
Irrigated Land 0 Square Miles
1 Square Kilometers
Coastline 921 Miles
1,482 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 15 12 N, 145 45 E
Terrain southern islands are limestone with level terraces and fringing coral reefs; northern islands are volcanic
Highest Point 965 Meters
Highest Point Location unnamed location on Agrihan 965 m
Lowest Point Location Pacific Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources arable land, fish
Time Zone UTC+10 (15 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
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