Mount Tapochau

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Mount Tapochau
Mount Tapochau.JPG
Elevation 474 m (1,555 ft)
Location Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands
Coordinates 15°11′20″N 145°44′35″E / 15.18889°N 145.74306°E / 15.18889; 145.74306Coordinates: 15°11′20″N 145°44′35″E / 15.18889°N 145.74306°E / 15.18889; 145.74306

Mount Tapochau is the highest point on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. It is located in the centre of the island, north of San Vicente village and northwest of Magicienne Bay, and rises to a height of 474 m (1554 ft). The mountain offers a 360 degree view of the island. Mount Tapochau was vital in World War II as a result of this.


The base of Mount Tapochau is covered with phosphate, manganese ore, sulphur, and coral limestone. The peak is also a limestone formation.