Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Northern Mariana Islands


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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. (from the CIA)
 
 

 

Economic Overview

The economy benefits substantially from financial assistance from the us. the rate of funding has declined as locally generated government revenues have grown. the key tourist industry employs about 50% of the work force and accounts for roughly one-fourth of gdp. japanese tourists predominate. annual tourist entries have exceeded one-half million in recent years, but financial difficulties in japan have caused a temporary slowdown. the agricultural sector is made up of cattle ranches and small farms producing coconuts, breadfruit, tomatoes, and melons. garment production is by far the most important industry with the employment of 17,500 mostly chinese workers and sizable shipments to the us under duty and quota exemptions.

Environmental Issues

Contamination of groundwater on saipan may contribute to disease; clean-up of landfill; protection of endangered species conflicts with development

Government Type

Commonwealth; self-governing with locally elected governor, lieutenant governor, and legislature

Population

86,616 (july 2008 est.)

Location

Oceania, islands in the north pacific ocean, about three-quarters of the way from hawaii to the philippines

Area

Total: 477 sq km land: 477 sq km water: 0 sq km note: includes 14 islands including saipan, rota, and tinian

2.5 times the size of washington, dc

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: commonwealth of the northern mariana islands conventional short form: northern mariana islands abbreviation: cnmi former: trust territory of the pacific islands, mariana islands district

Capital

Name: saipan geographic coordinates: 15 12 n, 145 45 e time difference: utc+10 (15 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time)

International Disputes

None

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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