Capitol Hill, Saipan

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Capitol Hill
Settlement
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Legislature Building at Capitol Hill
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Legislature Building at Capitol Hill
Territory Northern Mariana Islands
Area
 • Total 1.48 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,028[1]
Website www.gov.mp

Capitol Hill[2][3][4] (sometimes spelled Capital Hill,[5] formerly Army Hill under the United States Navy,[6]) is a settlement (sometimes termed a village or district) on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. It has a population of just over 1,000.[7] Capitol Hill has been the territory's seat of government since 1962. It lies on the cross-island road between Tanapag and San Vicente.

Capitol Hill was originally built in 1948 by the Central Intelligence Agency as a base involved in covert training of Nationalist Chinese guerrillas.[8]

The area is home to various government departments and agencies:

  • Governor's Office
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Legislature Building
  • US Post Office
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Commerce
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Workforce Investment Agency
  • Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Council for Arts and Culture

Transportation[edit]

Route 31 (Cross Island Road) or Isa Drive is the main road in the area.

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Climate chart (explanation)
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References[edit]

  1. ^ Haidee V. Eugenio. "Census: Garapan is most populous". Archived January 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Saipan Tribune. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  2. ^ 1999 USGS map of Saipan
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Capitol Hill, Saipan
  4. ^ USPS Post Office locations in Zip Code 96950
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Capitol Hill, Saipan
  6. ^ Lal, Brij V.; Fortune, Kate (2000). The Pacific Islands: an encyclopedia. University of Hawaii Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-8248-2265-1. 
  7. ^ Haidee V. Eugenio. "Census: Garapan is most populous". Archived January 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Saipan Tribune. 6 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2014.
  8. ^ Bendure, G. & Friary, N. (1988). Micronesia:A travel survival kit. South Yarra, VIC: Lonely Planet. p. 194.


Coordinates: 15°12′00″N 145°45′07″E / 15.2°N 145.751944°E / 15.2; 145.751944