Northern Mariana Islands
American-dependent insular area in the western Pacific
Selected maps are included in the Wikimedia Atlas of the Northern Mariana Islands.
English: The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), is a commonwealth in political union with the United States located at a strategic location in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of 15 islands about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines. The United States Census Bureau reports the total land area of all islands as 179.01 sq mi (463.63 km²). The Northern Mariana Islands were once ruled by Spain, later Germany.