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Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Mariana Islands Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Population density > People per sq. km: Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. Population is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin. Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Comparative to US places 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC 2008
Area > Land 477 sq km 2008 186th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 5.51 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 160th out of 224
Area > Total 464 sq km 2013 197th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 171st out of 246
Climate tropical marine; moderated by northeast trade winds, little seasonal temperature variation; dry season December to June, rainy season July to October 2013
Coastline 1,482 km 2014 70th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 15 12 N, 145 45 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 460 sq km 2008 179th out of 199
Location Oceania, islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines 2013
Natural resources arable land, fish 2013
Population density > People per sq. km 165.83 people/m² 2005 54th out of 202
Surface area > Sq. km 477 km² 2005 183th out of 204
Terrain southern islands are limestone with level terraces and fringing coral reefs; northern islands are volcanic 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; World Development Indicators database

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Northern Mariana Islands Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 13 Surface area 3
Land use 3