The island of Tinian , 3 miles south of Saipan, has a rugged coastline with tiny coves. Tinian is about 5 miles (8km) southwest of its sister island, Saipan, and has a land area of 39 sq.mi. (101.01 km). Together with uninhabited neighboring Aguijan Island (2.74 sq mi, or 7.09 km), it forms Tinian Municipality, one of the four constituent municipalities of the Northern Marianas. The total area of the municipality is 41.74 sq mi (108.1 km). Tinian’s largest village is San Jose.
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The main attraction is the House of Taga, a temple or meeting house associated with the legendary chief Taga.The House of Taga is a Latte stone site, one of the largest such structures in the Marianas. It consists of magnificent stone pillars, carved in the traditional way and transported from nearby coastal areas. The stones are quarried limestone, each approximately 20 feet in length. Of the twelve large Latte structures, only one is still standing.