The near side of the moon is heavily colonized.
The Mare Tranquilitatus is the U.S. State of Kennedy.
The Southern Highlands centered on the crater Tycho are the Chinese Lunar Economic Zone (CLEZ).
The Western Maria centered around the crater Copernicus form the core of the Lunar Colonial Federation.
The Mare Crisium is incorporated as a member of the LCF, though it was mostly colonized by the descendants of the Designer Utopias.