Insular Areas of the United States and Freely Associated States

U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Insular Affairs
The Assistant Secretary for Insular and International Affairs and the Office of Insular Affairs (OIA) carry out the Secretary’s responsibilities for the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, OIA administers and oversees federal assistance under the Compacts of Free Association to the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.

Governments and Embassies


Caribbean Area

Pacific Area

Other Web Sites of Interest

CIA World Factbook Entries


National Parks and Historic Sites

Caribbean Area

Pacific Area


More Websites on the Insular Areas and Federated States

  • American Samoa Bar Association
    Includes a Legal Resources section
  • Atoll Research Bulletin
    The Atoll Research Bulletin is issued by the Smithsonian Institution to provide an outlet for information on the biota of tropical islands and reefs and on the environment that supports the biota. The Bulletin is supported by the National Museum of Natural History; electronic publication is facilitated by Smithsonian Institution Libraries.
  • Census History, Island Areas 
    for both Caribbean and Pacific Island areas
  • Digital Library of the Caribbean
    Administered by Florida International University, The Digital Library of the Caribbean provides access to digitized versions of Caribbean cultural, historical and research materials currently held in archives, libraries, and private collections.
  • Digital Micronesia: Marshalls
  • Digital Micronesia: Federated States of Micronesia
    An electronic library and archive, Digital Micronesia is maintained by Dirk HR Spennemann, Associate Professor in Cultural Heritage Management, Institute of Land, Water and Society and School of Environmental & Information Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Albury NSW, Australia.
  • Guampedia
    Guampedia is a Guam Humanities Council community project to create a comprehensive online encyclopedic resource about the history, culture and contemporary issues of Guam.
  • Historic Places in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands
    Produced by the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places and the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers in partnership with the American Express Company and the National Park Foundation.
  • Law of the Pacific Islands: a Guide to Web-based Resources
    By Ruth Bird, Anna Matich and Dianne Thompson, published on July 31, 2008
  • Legal Information System of the Federated States of Micronesia
    Created through a technical assistance grant by the Asian Development Bank, with coordination and assistance from the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia.
  • Maps of Australia and the Pacific
    Collected by the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Maps of the Americas
    Collected by the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Micronesica
    Published by the University of Guam, this online journal covers regional anthropology, botany and zoology. Micronesica is normally published twice a year (June and December), with irregular Supplements.
  • Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute and its sister site, the Pacific Legal Gateway
    An initiative of the University of the South Pacific School of Law to promote access to Pacific law
  • Pacific Islands Marine Portal
    The portal of the Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System (PIMRIS)
  • Secretariat for the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

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