Northern Mariana Islands
Northern Mariana Islands.
Country Code: MP.
Location: North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines, includes 14 islands including Saipan, Rota, and Tinian. Land Area: 296 square miles. Capital: Saipan. 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. Population: 80,362. Life Expectancy: 75 years. Literacy: 97%. Languages: Philippine, Chinese, Chamorro, English, and other Pacific island languages. Ethnic Groups: Asian, Pacific islander, and Caucasian. Currency: United States Dollar.
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