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  Northern Mariana Islands
Territory Government
  CNMI Governor  Ralph DLG Torres 1 18 +24.42%
  CNMI Lt. Governor  Arnold Indalecio Palacios 1 18 +24.42%
 CNMI Senate   
  CNMI House of Representatives  Republican Party Control 1 20 +5.00%
House of Representatives
   CNMI Delegate to the US House  Gregorio C. "Kilili" Sablan 7 20 +100.00%

Oceans / Seas / Gulfs
North Pacific Ocean  
Philippine Sea  

Territory/ Commonwealth DETAILS
Parents > United States  
Established January 08, 1978
Disbanded Still Active
ContributorGerald Farinas
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia September 15, 2020 12:42pm
Description Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
United States of America

Formerly party of the United Nations Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands,
the Northern Mariana Islands became a Commonwealth of the United States in 1978.
The Marianas are in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from
Hawai'i to the Philippines. Having achieved home rule status, residents have the right
to a locally elected Governor and bicameral Legislature.

The Northern Mariana Islands have a population (2005 est) of 80,362.

Saipan, Tinian, and Rota are the only permanently populated islands.

90% of the island's population resides on Saipan.
Tinian and Rota each have approximately 5% of the population.


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Newspaper Saipan Tribune 

Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor
Mar 10, 2012 09:00pm Mar 10, 2012 09:00pm Presidential Primary CNMI Republican Presidential Caucus  411 Name Removed 

Title Purchase Contributor

Date Category Headline Article Contributor
May 10, 2008 12:00pm News Bush signs (CNMI) federalization bill  Article ScottĀ³ 
Feb 23, 2008 04:05pm News Saipan GOP delegates pick McCain  Article Gerald Farinas 
Dec 11, 2007 05:00pm News House increases controls on Marianas  Article Servo 
Jan 10, 2007 10:00am News Minimum-Wage Bill Stirs Controversy in Pacific Islands  Article ScottĀ³