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Commonwealths & Territories
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Commonwealths and Territories of the United States Washington, D.C. Puerto Rico Virgin Islands Guam Northern Mariana Islands American Samoa

American Samoa | Guam | Northern Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico | Virgin Islands | Washington, D.C

  • American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands are all territories of the United States. Washington, D.C. and the Northern Mariana Islands are commonwealths. Puerto Rico was once a territory, but is now a commonwealth.

  • Territories and commonwealths are partially self-governing areas that have not been granted statehood. The indigenous peoples of these areas are citizens of the United States.

  • These areas may have one non-voting delegate in the House of Representatives