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Destination Guam, this page is about many aspects of the Micronesian island in the western Pacific Ocean, southwest of Rota an island of the Northern Mariana Islands. The U.S. Territory of Guam is with 549 km² (212 square miles) one of the largest islands in the north Pacific Ocean.

Guam is situated about 2,100 km (1,300 mi) east of the Philippines and about 1,800 km (1,100 mi) north of Papua New Guinea, the island lies on about the same latitude as Bangkok, Thailand.

Guam is the southernmost island of the chain known as the Mariana Islands situated within Micronesia, a subregion of Oceania. The chain of islands streches along the Mariana Trench, a deep depression in the ocean floor and the deepest part of the world's oceans. The Challenger Deep south of Guam is the deepest known point in the Earth's seabed hydrosphere, with a depth of 10,898 to 10,916 m.

Guam is an organized unincorporated territory of the USA, its capital is Hagåtña.

Territory of Guam | Guahan

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Guam is the southernmost and largest island of the Marianas Island Archipelago in the North Pacific. With Magellan's landing on Guam in 1521 Spain's reign began which lasted almost 4 centuries. In 1898 America claimed the island from Spain as part of the prizes in the Spanish-American War. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installation on the island is one of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.

The economy of Guam depends on tourism, US military spending, and the export of fish and handicrafts.

other Micronesian countries: Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau

related countries: Japan, Spain, USA

Official Name:
Territory of Guam
short form: Guam
local form: Guahan (Guåhan)

ISO Country Code: gu

Timezone: Chamorro Standard Time
Local Time = UTC +10h
Actual Time: Thu-Aug-17  23:31

Country Calling Code: +1 671

Capital City: Hagåtña (formerly Agana)

Other Cities: Agat, Merizo, Yigo

Organized, unincorporated territory of the US.

Location: Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, east of the Philippines and north of Papua New Guinea.
Area: 549 km² (212 square miles)
Terrain: volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs, low hills in center, mountains in south.

Climate: Tropical marine; warm and humid with little seasonal temperature variation, dry season from January to June, rainy season from July to December.

Nationality: Guamanian(s)
Population: 159,000 (2010 census)
Ethnic Groups: Chamorro 37%, Filipino 26%, white 10%, Asian and other 27%
Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, other 15%
Languages: English, Chamorro, Japanese
Literacy: 99%

Natural resources: Fishing (largely undeveloped), tourism.

Agriculture products: Fruits, copra, vegetables; eggs, pork, poultry, beef .

Industries: US military, tourism, construction, transshipment services, concrete products, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles.

Exports partners: Palau (72%), South Korea (7.9%), Hong Kong (6.2%), Japan (6.0%), and Philippines (2.1%) (2014)

Exports commodities: Refined Petroleum (55%), Large Construction Vehicles (6.0%), Scrap Iron (4.0%), Non-fillet Frozen Fish (3.5%), and Jewellery (2.9%)

partners: Singapore (40%), South Korea (18%), Japan (12%), Hong Kong (11%), Russia (7.5%) (2014)

Imports commodities: Refined Petroleum (60%), Trunks and Cases (6.4%), Cars (6.3%), Precious Metal Watches (2.5%), and Base Metal Watches (2.0%)

Currency: US Dollar $ (USD)

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Official Sites of Guam

Guam Government
Guam information by the Government of Guam.

Welcome to Guam
The Guam Visitors Bureau's Official WebSite.

U.S. Embassies around the world
U.S. representations in foreign countries, links to the American embassies.

National Weather Service Forecast Office - Tiyan, Guam
Marianas and Guam weather.


 Map of Guam
Reference map of Guam.

Google Earth Google Earth Guam
Searchable map and satellite view of Guam.

Google Earth Google Earth Hagåtña
Searchable map and satellite view of Guam's capital city.

Map of Micronesia
Map of the Island States of Micronesia.

profile Map of Oceania/South Pacific
Oceania reference map.


Island News.

Pacific Daily News
Local news from Guam.
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Arts & Culture

 Guam's NonProfit Organizations
About Indigenous Sea Warriors and Master Navigators.
Guam's History in Songs of Carmen Iglesias Santos
Site about Guam in Songs of Carmen Iglesias Santos.
Legends of Guam
Ancient Legends of Guam.

The Chamorro community, native people of the Marianas Islands.
Nasion Chamoru: The Chamoru Nation, Guam
Site about Guams First Nation.
A Tragedy Told in Names
Chamoru Names From Early 18th Century Guam.

Business & Economy

Bank Of Guam
The People's Bank

Guam Chamber of Commerce
Promoting the economic, social and environmental well-being of the Territory of Guam.
Guam Department of Commerce
Supports the growth of Guam's business sector.

Guam International Airport
Port Authority of Guam

Destination Guam - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover Guam: accommodation, hotels, attractions, events, tourist boards, cruising, diving, tours and much more.

Welcome to Guam
The Guam Visitors Bureau's Official WebSite.
The Ultimate Guide into Guam and her People
Official portal site to Guam's culture.

Bisita Guam
Visit Guam, guided by a native Chamorro.
What's It Like to Live on Guam?
A guide to Guam.
A guide to the US Pacific Island Territory of Guam.
A Guam portal site with various sections all related to Guam and the Marianas (not recently updated).

Annual Guam Isla Triathlon
The Guam Isla Tri-Olympic distance is a short, fast course (1.5k swim/40k bike/10k run.

Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Guam Alupang Rock
Alupang Rock
© e-pixs Guam - Sam Ross


Guam Community College
GCC offers Associate Degrees and Certificates in more than 50 areas of study.
University of Guam
The University of Guam is the major institution of higher education in the Western Pacific.

Environment & Nature

Guam Environmental Protection Agency
Guam's EPA provides environmental information.
Guam Department of Parks and Recreation
Site with less information about the department.

South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
The Pacific region's major intergovernmental organization charged with protecting and managing the environment and natural resources.



Chamorro History
History of Guam's Chamoru Nation.
History of Guam
Guam's History from Pre-Contact Period until today.
Notable History Of Events on Guam
Overview on Guam's History and its role in various wars.
War in the Pacific
The role of Guam in the War in the Pacific.

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