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Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Trust Territory  of the United States





Location of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in the Pacific
Capital Saipan
Language(s) English
Political structure United Nations Trust Territory
Chief of State
 - 1993–1994 Bill Clinton1 (last)
High Commissioner
 - 1981–1987 Janet J. McCoy2 (last)
Historical era Cold War
 - Trusteeship July 18, 1947
 - Free Association October 1, 1994
 - 1980 1,779 km2 (687 sq mi)
 - 1980 est. 132,929 
     Density 74.7 /km2  (193.5 /sq mi)
Currency USD
1Clinton was President when Palau's Compact of Free Association took effect. Ronald Reagan was President when the RMI, FSM, and CNMI's final status took effect.
2McCoy retired as High Commissioner in 1987. As Palau was still a part of the TTPI, it was administered by officials in the Office of Territorial and International Affairs until 1994.

The Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI) was a United Nations trust territory in Micronesia (western Pacific) administered by the United States from July 18, 1947, comprising the former South Pacific Mandate, a League of Nations Mandate administered by Japan and taken by the U.S. in 1944. On October 21, 1986, the U.S. ended its administration of the Marshall Islands district. The termination of U.S. administration of the Chuuk, Yap, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and the Mariana Islands districts of the TTPI soon followed on November 3, 1986. The UN only formally ended the trusteeship for the Chuuk, Yap, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Mariana Islands, and Marshall Islands districts on December 22, 1990. On May 25, 1994 the UN ended the trusteeship for the Palau district, after which the U.S. and Palau agreed to establish the latter's independence on October 1.

This area is now divided into four territories:

Arrival of UN Visiting Mission, Majuro, 1978. Sign reads "Please release us from the bondage of your trusteeship agreement."
Map of the TTPI from 1961


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