Where Are the Territories of the U.S. on a World Map?

Where Are the Territories of the U.S. on a World Map?

Most of the territories of the United States are located in the Pacific Ocean. Two territories, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, are located in the Caribbean Sea.

The Pacific territories of the United States are American Samoa, Baker Island, Guam, Howland Island and Jarvis Island. The U.S. also administers Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, the Midway Islands, Navassa Island and the Northern Mariana Islands. Palmyra Atoll and the Wake Islands are the last two Pacific territories.

Puerto Rico is an island 3,151 square miles large with a population of nearly 4 million, as of 2006. It is about 1,000 miles southeast of Florida and west of the U.S. Virgin Islands. The primary language of the inhabitants is Spanish, and its capital is San Juan.

The U.S. Virgin Islands are part of the Leeward Islands, which are located, like Puerto Rico, in the Lesser Antilles. The Virgin Islands are about 40 miles east of Puerto Rico. They form an archipelago whose largest islands are St. Croix, St. John and St. Thomas.

Guam is an island located in Oceania. It lies between the Philippines and Hawaii and is 212 square miles large. Its highest point is Mount Lamlam, which is 1,334 feet high, and its population as of 2015 was 161,785.