Saipan is the capital city for the Republic of Northern Mariana Islands, an island country northeast of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean.
Northern Mariana Islands exported an estimated US$3.3 million worth of goods around the globe in 2016.
Highest-value exported products from the Northern Mariana Islands include silicon, special-purpose vehicles, metal scrap, game tables and other equipment according to the International Trade Centre.
Capital Facts for Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: The Grotto underwater cave, Mount Tapochao, Bird Island, Tuesday Market and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral
Below, you will find 7 of the most famous people born in Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands:
- Carlos S. Camacho, former governor (born Feb. 27, 1937)
- Tomas Aguon Camacho, Roman Catholic bishop (born Sep. 8, 1933)
- Vicente Camacho, politician & businessman (born Apr. 5, 1929)
- Benigno Fitial, former governor (born Nov. 27, 1945)
- Timothy Villagomez, former lieutenant governor (born Sep. 10, 1962)
- Juan Pan Guerrero, politician & businessman (born Jul. 1, 1957)
- Ramona Villagomez Manglona, presiding judge (born Feb. 26, 1967)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a resident of Saipan: Saipanese
Population: 50,000 (Saipan)
Density: 1,122 people per square mile (433 per square kilometer)
Population: 53,467 (Northern Mariana Islands)
Density: 298 people per square mile (115 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$682 billion in 2013 (for Northern Mariana Islands, per CIA World Factbook)
GDP per person: $13,300
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Saipan were unavailable.
Official currency used in Saipan: U.S. dollar
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data). Accessed on March 3, 2017
Central Intelligence Agency, World Factbook, Australia-Oceanis: Northern Mariana Islands. Accessed on March 3, 2017
Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on March 3, 2017
International Trade Centre, Trade Map. Accessed on August 2, 2017
Official Government Website, Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Accessed on March 3, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on March 3, 2017
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Saipan. Accessed on March 3, 2017
Wikipedia, Northern Mariana Islands. Accessed on March 3, 2017
Saipan’s land area measures 44.6 square miles (115.4 square kilometers) with an estimated population of 53,467 in as of July 2016 per the Central Intelligence Agency’s World Factbook.
At the country level, Northern Mariana Islands’ land area covers 179 square miles (464 square kilometers). The national population count was 50,000 million inhabitants in 2016.
Population density is higher within the capital city Saipan with an average 1,122 residents per square mile (433 per square kilometer).
For Northern Mariana Islands overall, population density drops significantly to an average 298 people per square mile (115 per square kilometer).
Northern Mariana Islanders celebrate Commonwealth Day as a national holiday each January 8.