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Northern Mariana Islands, Pier at Mañagaha IslandNorthern Mariana Islands, Pier at Mañagaha Island
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The Northern Mariana Islands are officially called the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. It is a group of 15 islands located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is part of the Mariana Islands, which is a larger area that includes Guam. The islands cover a total area of 179 sq mi (463.63 sq km) and has a population of about 80,000. The most populous island in the Northern Marianas is Saipan, which is also the location of Capitol Hill, the administrative center.

Banzai Cliff, SaipanBanzai Cliff, Saipan
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The highest point in the Northern Mariana Islands is the volcano on Agrihan, which stands at 3,166 feet (965 meters). Northern Mariana Islands use the US Dollar. It is in the time zone 10 hours ahead of GMT.

Aerial view of SaipanAerial view of Saipan
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Travel to Northern Mariana Islands

U.S. citizens wishing to enter the Northern Mariana Islands must show proof of citizenship, usually by producing a valid passport. Countries enjoying the U.S. Visa Waiver program are granted a 30-day stay on entry. Citizens of other countries should check with the nearest U.S. Embassy for visa requirements.

By Plane
There are regular scheduled flights to Saipan from Japan, South Korea, Taiwan. Visitors coming from the United States have to transit in Guam.

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Principal Islands of Northern Mariana Islands

  1. Saipan - capital
  2. Northern Islands
  3. Rota
  4. Tinian

National Monuments in the Northern Mariana Islands

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