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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Mariana Islands
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Sankattan Siha Na Islas Mariånas  (Chamorro)
Commonwealth Téél Falúw kka Efáng llól Marianas  (Carolinian)
Anthem: "Gi Talo Gi Halom Tasi" (Chamorro)
"Satil Matawal Pacifiko" (Carolinian)
(English: "In the Middle of the Sea")
Location of the Northern Mariana Islands
Location of the Northern Mariana Islands
(circled in red)
Sovereign stateUnited States
Before union with U.S.Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Commonwealth StatusJanuary 9, 1978
End of U.N. TrusteeshipNovember 4, 1986
Capital
and largest city
Saipan
15°11′N 145°44′E / 15.19°N 145.74°E / 15.19; 145.74
Official languages
Ethnic groups
(2010)
35.3% Filipino
23.9% Chamorro
12.7% Multiracial
6.8% Chinese
5.3% Japanese
4.6% Carolinian
4.2% Korean
2.3% Chuukese
2.2% Palauan
2.1% White
0.6% other and native tribes[1]
Demonym(s)Northern Mariana Islander (formal)
Mariana (diminutive form)
Chamorro (colloquial)[2]
GovernmentDevolved presidential constitutional dependency
• Governor
Ralph Torres (R)
Arnold Palacios (R)
LegislatureCommonwealth Legislature
Senate
House of Representatives
United States Congress
Gregorio Sablan (I)
Area
• Total
464[3][4] km2 (179 sq mi)
• Water (%)
negligible
Highest elevation3,166 ft (965 m)
Population
• 2021 estimate
51,659[5] (209th)
• Density
113/km2 (292.7/sq mi) (97th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$1.24 billion[5]
• Per capita
$24,500[5]
CurrencyUnited States dollar (US$) (USD)
Time zoneUTC+10:00 (ChST)
Date formatmm/dd/yyyy
Driving sideright
Calling code+1-670
USPS abbreviation
MP
Trad. abbreviation
CNMI
ISO 3166 code
Internet TLD.mp
Websitegov.mp

Northern Mariana Islands

The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, is an unincorporated territory and commonwealth of the United States consisting of 14 islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. The CNMI includes the 14 northernmost islands in the Mariana Archipelago; the southernmost island, Guam, is a separate U.S. territory. The CNMI and Guam are the easternmost territories of the United States.