Northern Mariana Islands (Commonwealth of The Northern Mariana Islands)

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Northern Mariana Islands
Commonwealth of The Northern Mariana Islands
StatusDependency (Commonwealth)
SovereigntyUSA
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalSaipan
Land Area1 460 km2
LocationAustralasia, Micronesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population2
Life Expectancy3
GNI3
ISO3166-1 Codes4MP, MNP, 580
Internet Domain5.mp
Currency6Dollar (USD)
Telephone7+

1. Overview

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.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)8

2. Northern Mariana Islands National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for the Northern Mariana Islands to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the USA I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#Buddhism #Christianity #Hinduism #Islam #Judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below9:

Christian81.3%
Muslim0.7%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist10.6%
Folk Religion5.3%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated1%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Christian (Roman Catholic majority, although traditional beliefs and taboos may still be found)10.

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By Vexen Crabtree 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/northern_mariana_islands.html
Parent page: Vexing International Issues

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011).^
  3. UN (2013).^
  4. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  5. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  6. According to ISO4217.^
  7. According to ITU-T.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cq.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  10. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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