Northern Mariana Islands: At a glance
Northern Mariana Islands (sometimes abbreviated CNMI) is a sovereign country in Australia-Oceania, with a total land area of approximately 464 sq km. Under US administration as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific, the people of the Northern Mariana Islands decided in the 1970s not to seek independence but instead to forge closer links with the US. Negotiations for territorial status began in 1972. A covenant to establish a commonwealth in political union with the US was approved in 1975, and came into force on 24 March 1976. A new government and constitution went into effect in 1978.
How big is Northern Mariana Islands compared to Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha?
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The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources:
The World Factbook.