Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (MP)

January 2009
World Almanac & Book of Facts;2009, p1514
Reference Entry
An encyclopedia entry about the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is presented. It recounts its history particularly the settlements of Chamorro, Carolinians, and immigrants from other areas of East Asia. Located between Guam and the Tropic of Cancer, Northern Mariana Islands has a total area of 184.2 square miles and a population of 84,546 as of 2007. Its major industries include mining and tourism, while the crops are bananas, cucumbers, and potatoes. Also cited are data on the state's federal government, energy, and tourist attractions.


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