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Tinian

(tĭnēăn`, tēnēän`), island (2010 pop. 3,136), 39 sq mi (101 sq km), W Pacific, one of the Northern Mariana IslandsNorthern Mariana Islands
, officially Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, a self-governing entity in association with the United States (2010 pop. 53,883), c.185 sq mi (479 sq km), comprising 16 islands (6 inhabited) of the Marianas chain (all except Guam), in the W
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. The island lies immediately SW of Saipan. The inhabitants are of mixed Micronesian, Filipino, and Spanish descent. Tinian's once large phosphate deposits have been depleted. Vegetable gardening is now the main occupation, but attempts have been made to raise large numbers of cattle. In World War II Tinian was taken (1944) by U.S. forces and made into an important military base for attacks on the Japanese mainland. The planes that dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were flown from Tinian.
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We would also like to thank the CNMI government agencies, community partners, and especially the people of Rota, Saipan and Tinian for welcoming this project and helping to bring it to completion.
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The US territorial islands in the western Pacific Ocean have strategic and logistic military significance, particularly Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan, Tinian, Rota) (Figure 1), in addition to their increasing importance to the tourism industry.
The SDP, which strongly opposes relocation within Okinawa, has been advocating transferring the base to Tinian in the U.
Similarly, his inclusion of a history of Tinian (the island from which the atomic raids were launched) smacks more of padding than of furthering readers' understanding of the larger issues.
Launched from Tinian in the North Marianas Islands the planes --Enola Gay which held the atomic bombs; The Great Artiste carrying instruments; and Necessary Evil carrying photography equipment --carried crews who knew that they were on a historic mission.