Tinian Is approximately 10.5 miles long by 5 miles at its widest point and has a total area of 39.2 square miles and a coastline 38 miles in length. The highest point,Puntan Carolinas, is 583 feet above sea level. The principal community is San Jose. Tinian is primarily an agricultural community. A large portion of Tinian has been leased to the U.S. military. Population 2,631, (1995). Tinian is 5 miles south of Saipan, 63 miles north of Rota and 115 miles north of Guam. Location: 15 degrees – 5 minutes north ; 145 degrees – 45 minutes east.