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Insular Areas

Overview#

Insular Areas are United States Territories that are neither a part of one of the 50 states nor the federal district and are further classified by whether they are incorporated (part of the United States proper) and whether they have an organized government through an Organic Act passed by the United States Congress.

Currently, there are 5 inhabited Insular Areas and they are are self-governing Unincorporated territory United States Territories as follows:(ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 in parentheses)

United States citizenship at birth is granted in these five major territories except that "only persons born in American Samoa/Swains Island are NOT citizens

Insular Areas are established by an Act of Congress though an Organic Act

Insular Areas are further Classified as:

Insular areas are administered by the United States Department of the Interior's Office of Insular Affairs.

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