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The Northern Mariana Islands, officially the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI; Chamorro: Sankattan Siha Na Islas Mariånas), is one of the five inhabited U.S. island territories (the other four being Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa).  It is also one of two territories that have a "commonwealth" status (See Commonwealths; the other is Puerto Rico).[3]  It consists of fifteen islands in the western Pacific Ocean located about three-quarters of the way between Hawaii and the Philippines.  The United States Census Bureau reports the total land area of all islands as 183.5 square miles (475.26 km2).[4]  As of the 2010 census, the Commonwealth has a population of 53,883,[5] of which over 90% live on the island of Saipan.  Of the fourteen other islands, only two – Tinian and Rota – are permanently inhabited. The Commonwealth's center of government is in the village of Capitol Hill on Saipan.  As the island is governed as a single municipality, most publications name Saipan as the Commonwealth's capital. Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).