Territories of the United States
Territories of the United States are sub-national administrative divisions supervised by the United States government. The U.S. currently has fourteen territories in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Two other territories (Bajo Nuevo Bank and Serranilla Bank) are claimed by the United States but ruled by Colombia — if these two territories are counted, the total number of U.S. territories is sixteen.
|American Samoa||AS||Polynesia (South Pacific)||197.1 km2 (76 sq mi)||50,826||Pago Pago||Tafuna||Unincorporated, American Samoa is de facto organized.||April 17, 1900|
|Guam||GU||Micronesia (North Pacific)||543 km2 (210 sq mi)||167,772||Hagåtña||Dededo||Unincorporated, organized||April 11, 1899|
|Northern Mariana Islands||MP||Micronesia (North Pacific)||463.63 km2 (179 sq mi)||51,994||Saipan||Garapan||Unincorporated, organized (commonwealth)||November 4, 1986 (U.S.)|
|Puerto Rico||PR||Caribbean (North Atlantic)||9,104 km2 (3,515 sq mi)||3,294,626||San Juan||San Juan||Unincorporated, organized (commonwealth)||April 11, 1899|
|Virgin Islands (U.S.)||VI||Caribbean (North Atlantic)||346.36 km2 (134 sq mi)||106,977||Charlotte Amalie||Charlotte Amalie||Unincorporated, organized||March 31, 1917|
References[change | change source]
- Miaschi, John (March 29, 2019). "What Are The U.S. Territories?". World Atlas. Retrieved November 16, 2019.