Northern Mariana Islands

US States / Northern Mariana Islands



Northern Mariana Islands were named “La Marianas” in 1668 by the Spanish  priest Sanvitores, in honour of the Spanish Queen Maria Ana of Austria, mother of Charles II of Spain.


Territory Acquired:  November 4, 1986

Location:  Northwestern Pacific Ocean

Capital:  Saipan


Supreme Court Courthouse – Saipan



Old Supreme Court Courthouse – Saipan






Photos taken 1996