Capital : Agana
This, the largest of the Mariana Islands, was ceded to the USA by Spain in 1898 and except for being under Japanese occupation from 1941-4, remained in a US territory until gaining full US citizenship and self-government in 1950. A 1982 referendum was in favour of a commonwealth status in association with the US. The Northern Mariana Islands, capital Saipan, are also a US territory.
This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.
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