Flag of Northern Mariana Islands

Northern Mariana Islands Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateNo (Commonwealth of the United States)
Country CodesMP, MNP, 580
Official NameCommonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
Government TypeCommonwealth in political union with the United States
CurrencyUnited States Dollar (USD)
Calling Code+1 670
Member OfNot a member of the United Nations, as it is a commonwealth of the United States
PopulationApproximately 57,000
Total Area464 km²
Highest PointMount Agrihan (965 meters, 3,166 feet)
Lowest PointPacific Ocean (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 13,300
Life Expectancy77 years
Internet TLD.mp

Northern Mariana Islands National Anthem

Gi Talo Gi Halom Tasi (In the Middle of the Sea)

(Note: As a territory of the United States, the official national anthem is “The Star-Spangled Banner.”)

In the middle of the sea
Is my beautiful island
A special wreath of flowers
Given by a million stars
Let’s praise our great people
Let’s honor our ancestors
Who gave their lives
With faith and loyalty.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Northern Mariana Islands Flag

The flag of the Northern Mariana Islands was officially adopted on July 4, 1985. The flag is a symbol of the cultural heritage and political history of the islands, which are a commonwealth of the United States.

The flag features a blue field, symbolizing the vast Pacific Ocean. In the center is a white star, representing the Commonwealth. The star is surrounded by a latte stone, a traditional foundation stone used in Chamorro culture, symbolizing the history and culture of the indigenous Chamorro people. The wreath surrounding the latte stone is made up of local flowers, further emphasizing the islands’ unique culture and natural beauty.

The choice of colors and symbols on the flag reflects the islands’ historical ties with the United States and Spain, as well as the significance of the native culture. The blue and white colors are a nod to the historical and political connection to the United States.

The flag of the Northern Mariana Islands is a source of pride for its residents, representing a blend of native and American traditions. It is displayed in public spaces and used in official contexts, symbolizing the islands’ identity as a part of the American family while maintaining a distinct cultural heritage. The flag’s design embodies the spirit of the Northern Mariana Islands, reflecting its past, present, and hopes for the future.