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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