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Coordinates: 17°10′59″N 146°45′00″E 17.183, 146.75

Northern Mariana Islands

This article is about the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. For the Mariana Archipelago, see Mariana Islands. For the U.S. Territory of Guam and the Island of Guam, see Guam.The Northern Mariana Islands nr�rn mrin alndz (helpinfo), officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), is a commonwealth in political union with the United States, occupying a strategic region of the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of fifteen islands about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines, at 15�12N 145�45E 15.01722�N 145.06806�E 15.01722 145.06806. The United States Census Bureau reports the total land area of all islands as 179.01 square miles (463.63 km).The Northern Mariana Islands has a population of 80,362 (2005 estimate). The official 2000 census count was 69,221. Only three of the fifteen islands, Saipan, Tinian and Rota, have a significant population. The islands of Agrihan and Alamagan have fewer than ten residents, and the remaining ten islands are unpopulated. The Northern Mariana Islands have the lowest male to female sex ratio in the world with an average of 76 men to every 100 women. That is due to the overwhelming female majority of foreign workers, especially in the garment industry.[1]


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