The capital of the Northern Marianas Islands is Saipan, located in the Marianas chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean. The main commercial airport for the country is also located in Saipan.
In the 2010 national census, the population of Saipan was found to be 48,220 which corresponds to 90% of the nation's populace. Residents of Saipan are mostly of Asian descent (51%), including Chinese, Filipino, Japanese and Korean communities with smaller numbers of Thai, Bangladeshi, and Nepalese living in the city. Pacific Islanders make up approximately 35% of the citizens of the Northern Marianas Islands. Residents of the region are known as Saipanese.
Attractions in Saipan include amazing beaches found on the southern and western coasts as well as hiking or walking through amazing scenery. The Grotto is world famous and consists of an underground cave and water system with incredibly clear water that tourists can dive in. Boat tours and fishing charters are also highly recommended while in Saipan. The local seafood is incredibly fresh and the bars and nightlife provide tourists with a great food and beverage scene. The local currency is the United States Dollars and people drive on the right-hand side of the road.
The climate of Saipan is classified as in between a tropical rainforest and tropical monsoon environment. The average year-round high in the city is approximately 29 degrees Celsius (84 degrees Fahrenheit). The climate of the Northern Marianas Islands does not vary greatly.
This page was last modified on May 1st, 2018
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