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    Islas Marianas del Norte Geograf�a 2000

      Ubicaci�n: Oceania, islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines

      Cordenadas Geogr�ficas: 15 12 N, 145 45 E

      Referencias en el mapa: Oceania

      total: 477 sq km
      land: 477 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes 14 islands including Saipan, Rota, and Tinian

      Area - comparativo: 2.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Fronteras: 0 km

      Costa: 1,482 km

      Demandas Mar�timas:
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Clima: tropical marine; moderated by northeast trade winds, little seasonal temperature variation; dry season December to June, rainy season July to October

      Terreno: southern islands are limestone with level terraces and fringing coral reefs; northern islands are volcanic

      Extremos de Elevaci�n:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location on Agrihan 965 m

      Recursos Naturales: arable land, fish

      Uso de Tierras:
      arable land: 21%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 19%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 60%

      Tierras Irrigadas: NA sq km

      Peligros Naturales: active volcanoes on Pagan and Agrihan; typhoons (especially August to November)

      Ambiente - asuntos actuales: contamination of groundwater on Saipan may contribute to disease; clean-up of landfill; protection of endangered species conflicts with development

      Nota - geograf�a: strategic location in the North Pacific Ocean

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