Capitol Hill
Nakayama
Settlement
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Legislature Building at Capitol Hill
TerritoryNorthern Mariana Islands
Area
 • Total1.48 sq mi (3.8 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,028[1]
Websitewww.gov.mp

Capitol Hill (Old Japanese name: 中山, Nakayama; sometimes spelled Capital Hill,[2] formerly Army Hill under the United States Navy[3]) is a settlement (sometimes termed a village or district) on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands.[4][5][6] It has a population of just over 1,000.[1] 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 built in 1948 by the Central Intelligence Agency as a base for covert training of Nationalist Chinese guerrillas.[7]

The area is home to various government departments and agencies:

Transportation

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

Climate

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See also

References

  1. ^ a b 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. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Capitol Hill, Saipan
  3. ^ Lal, Brij V.; Fortune, Kate (2000). The Pacific Islands: an encyclopedia. University of Hawaii Press. p. 104. ISBN 978-0-8248-2265-1.
  4. ^ 1999 USGS map of Saipan
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Capitol Hill, Saipan
  6. ^ USPS Post Office locations in Zip Code 96950
  7. ^ 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