Saipan


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Sai·pan

 (sī-păn′, -pän′, sī′păn)
The largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It was held by Spain, Germany, and Japan before being captured by US troops in July 1944 during World War II. It was part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947 to 1978 and now serves as the capital of the Northern Marianas.

Sai′pa·nese′ (-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.
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Saipan

(saɪˈpæn)
n
(Placename) an island in the W Pacific, administrative centre of the US associated territory of the Northern Mariana Islands (on Capitol Hill); captured by the Americans and used as an air base until the end of World War II. Pop: 62 392 (2000). Area: 180 sq km (70 sq miles)
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Sai•pan

(saɪˈpæn)

n.
an island in and the capital of the Northern Mariana Islands in the W Pacific. 15,000; 71 sq. mi. (184 sq. km).
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Noun1.Saipan - the largest island in the Northern Marianas and the administrative center of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in union with the United StatesSaipan - the largest island in the Northern Marianas and the administrative center of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in union with the United States
Saipan - US forces captured the island from the Japanese in July 1944; it was an important air base until the end of World War II
Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Marianas - a self-governing territory comprising all of the Mariana Islands except Guam
2.Saipan - US forces captured the island from the Japanese in July 1944; it was an important air base until the end of World War II
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Saipan - the largest island in the Northern Marianas and the administrative center of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in union with the United States
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Synopsis: The World War II story of the Battle of Saipan has it all.
Mass Suicides on Saipan and Tinian, 1944: An Examination of the Civilian
Under the arrangements of the Northern Mariana Government Development Bureau and the Tourism Bureau, the delegation saw Saipan's world-famous natural attractions: its topical rain forests, beautiful white sand beaches and natural coral reefs, and experienced the world's warmest seawater (the sea water is 28 C per year).
After a gap of 12 years, Palau Asia Pacific Air (PAPA), is set to finally provide direct service between Taiwan and Saipan in June.
According to the Philippine Consulate in Guam, which has jurisdiction over the Commonwealth islands of Saipan, Rota and Tinian, consular teams have been dispatched to the affected areas to reach out to the Filipino communities there.
Earlier, the DFA sent a two-man team to look into the situation of the 15,000 Filipinos in Saipan which was also hit by 'Yutu.'
Super typhoon YutuUo passed over Saipan andUo TinianUo in the Northern Mariana Islands packing maximum sustained winds of 180Uo mph and was the strongest tropical cycloneUo to pass over, which is equivalent to a Category 5Uo hurricane.
28 (BNA): Up to 600 of the roughly 1,600 South Koreans who are stranded on the typhoon-hit Pacific island of Saipan will head home Sunday, with the rest set to return the following day, Seoul officials said.
The South Korean government sent a military transport plane to Saipan on Saturday to transport its nationals stranded by a powerful typhoon.
Much of the island of Saipan and all of Tinian were enveloped within the eye of the gigantic cyclone as residents hunkered down in the early hours of the morning.
But he finds it 'embarrassing' that ex-team-mates dedicate chapters in their books to Saipan, although he admits some found their feet in Keane's absence.