Insular area

U.S. territory that is neither a U.S. state nor the District of Columbia

Insular area is the name for one of the territories of the United States which are not a state of the union. People that live in these areas usually have no right to vote in US elections. Sometimes, they take part in preliminary elections.

Locations of the insular areas (blue) of the United States (pink).

There are three areas in the Pacific Ocean:

The following areas are in the Carribean:

Uninhabited islandsEdit

The term is also used for many uninhabited islands, which the US claims as its territory. Most of these are in the Pacific:

Only a few are in the Carribean: