Where is Saipan

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Saipan is the largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands, a commonwealth of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. According to the 2010 United States Census, Saipan’s population was 48,220. The Commonwealth’s center of government is located in the village of Capital Hill on the island. As the entire island is organized as a single municipality, most publications term Saipan as the Commonwealth’s capital. The current Mayor of Saipan is Marian...

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History of Saipan

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Prehistory Traces of human settlements on Saipan have been found by archaeologists ranging over 4,000 years, including ancient Latte Stones, and other artifacts pointing to cultural affinities with Melanesia and with similar stone monuments in Micronesia and Palau. Spanish colonial period Saipan was discovered by Gonzalo Gómez de Espinosa in 1521 on board of Spanish ship Trinidad, that he commanded after the death of Ferdinand Magellan. The Spanish formally occupied the...

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