The US territories map available here will give you in-depth and defined knowledge regarding the territories of the country the United States of America. There are 16 territories claimed by the U.S. outside the country. Starting from the side of Puerto Rico with 140 tiny scattered islands, 3 plus a million, to the desolated territories named Serranilla Bank, Bajo Nuevo Bank, Wake Island, and Navassa Island. The claim on these territories is important for various defensive, political, and social reasons.
US Territories Map
Apart from these mentioned reasons, the most important of them all is the minerals and energies that these islands may consist of. After claiming these territories, the country will have access to all these natural resources, which will clearly benefit the country in political and financial ways. Natural resources play a very significant part in the growth of an economy so having access to those will give power to the country on a global level.
Printable US Territories Map
The map presented here will show you all the territories claimed by the country including all economic zones. The country may not get to claim all over the pacific ocean but the areas on which they claim comes into the economic zone giving them a means to entry to the natural resources.
Map of US and Territories
The list of all the territories (inhabitant and uninhabited) located in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea are listed over here.
Baker Island, Howland Island, Johnston Atoll, Midway Atoll, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Wake Island, American Samoa, Guam, Jarvis Island, Kingman Reef, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll, and United States Virgin Islands. These are all the 14 territories owned by the country of United States of America with 50 states.
Among all these, Puerto Rico is the one with the most populous area with a population of more than 3.3 million people covering a land area of 8,868 square km. Other than Puerto Rico, Guam is also a pretty densely populated island with over 169,387 people living on the island and the area covered by this island is 561 square km. These islands are known for their tourism activities and also it is their main source of income. All other places mentioned are either less populated or not permanently residential or have no population at all. This number is latest by the year 2022.
US Map with Territories
You can locate all these mentioned names on the blank map at their designated places. You can discriminate them by various colors, textures, or patterns. Either you can enhance your knowledge about mapping and how to fill in a map, or you can share them with others to teach them how to do the same.
You can include these maps in your research papers if you are dealing in the field of geography. Students of this subject can also use them for their school/college projects and assignments. It will make your work look more presentable and neat gaining you those extra marks for your efficiency.