Asuncion Island

Asuncion (or Ascuncion) is the third northernmost independent island in the Northern Mariana Islands chain at coord|19|43|N|145|41|E|.

It is located in the far northern part of the Mariana arc of volcanic islands, situated 101 km northwest of Agrihan and 37 km southeast of the Maug Islands; the island of Pagan lies 175 km to the southwest. It is a stratovolcano, 857m at the tallest point, and has a land area of 7.31 km² (2.82 sq mi). Most coastlines are rocky or clifflike. There are a number of deep ravines breaking up the slopes. Administratively it is a part of the Northern Islands Municipality.

The island is heavily vegetated with coconut palm plantations and broadleaf forests. The ravines are also heavily vegetated with other woody species. The island is uninhabited.

References

* [http://factfinder.census.gov/servlet/DTTable?_bm=y&-show_geoid=Y&-tree_id=405&-_showChild=Y&-context=dt&-errMsg=&-all_geo_types=N&-mt_name=DEC_2000_IAMP_P001&-redoLog=false&-transpose=N&-search_map_config=|b=50|l=en|t=4001|zf=0.0|ms=sel_00dec|dw=0.9528487917191559|dh=0.6838460131961157|dt=gov.census.aff.domain.map.EnglishMapExtent|if=gif|cx=-67.48042614595042|cy=18.385966173167105|zl=6|pz=6|bo=318:317:316:314:313:323:319|bl=362:393:358:357:356:355:354|ft=350:349:335:389:388:332:331|fl=381:403:204:380:369:379:368|g=04000US72&-PANEL_ID=p_dt_geo_map&-_lang=en&-geo_id=100$10000US690859501001010&-geo_id=100$10000US690859501001011&-geo_id=100$10000US690859501001012&-geo_id=100$10000US690859501001013&-geo_id=100$10000US690859501001014&-geo_id=100$10000US690859501001015&-geo_id=100$10000US690859501001016&-CONTEXT=dt&-format=&-search_results=04000US69&-ds_name=DEC_2000_IAMP Asuncion Island: Blocks 1010 thru 1016, Block Group 1, Census Tract 9501, Northern Islands Municipality, United States Census Bureau]

External links

* [http://www.oceandots.com/pacific/mariana/asuncion.htm oceandots.com]
* [http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=0804-15= volcano info]
* [http://islands.unep.ch/ILY.htm#3 UN earthwatch info on island]
* [http://gaebler.info/sonstiges/marianen.htm#asuncion Pascal Horst Lehne and Christoph Gäbler: "Über die Marianen." Lehne-Verlag, Wohldorf in Germany 1972.]


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