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Northern Mariana Islands. The U.S. Territory of Guam is with 549 km² (212 square miles) about the size of Ibiza (Spain) or a quarter the size of Long Island (New York, USA).
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Guam is situated about 2,200 km (1,300 mi) east of the Philippines, about 1,800 km (1,100 mi) north of Papua New Guinea, 6.400 km (4,000 mi) west of Hawaii and 3,400 km (2,100 mi) south east of North Korea! The island lies on about the same latitude as Bangkok, Thailand.
Guam is the southernmost island of the Marianas Island Arc, a submerged mountain range that extends 2,500 km (1,550 mi) from Guam in south to near Japan. Guam is situated within Micronesia, a subregion of Oceania. The chain of islands stretches 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 (Agana), largest city is Dededo (pop. 6,500). Apra (Harbor), is one of the largest deep water ports in the Western Pacific. The island is served by Guam International Airport (Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport). Guam has a population of 162,800 people (in 2016), the largest ethnic group are the native Chamorros with 37%. Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion.
Territory of Guam | Guahan
Territory of Guam
short form: Guam
local form: Guahan (Guåhan)
ISO Country Code: gu
Timezone: Chamorro Standard Time
Local Time = UTC +10h
Actual Time: Sat-May-8 00:47
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.
Population: 162,800 (in 2016)
Ethnic Groups: Chamorro 37%, Filipino 26%, white 10%, Asian and other 27%
Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, other 15%
Languages: English, Chamorro, Japanese
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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Guam is an organized unincorporated territory of the USA, governed under the Organic Act of Guam. This act made all Chamorros U.S. citizens. The island is governed by an elected governor and a unicameral 15-member legislature. In 1997 a Commission on Decolonization was established to educate the people of Guam about the various political status options should Guam be allowed to pursue a change in its political status and relationship with the United States: statehood, free association or independence.
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Official Sites of GuamGuam Government
Guam information by the Government of Guam.
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 Guam
Searchable map and satellite view of Guam.
Google Earth Hagåtña
Searchable map and satellite view of Guam's capital city.
Map of Micronesia
Map of the Island States of Micronesia.
Map of Oceania/South Pacific
Oceania reference map.
Pacific Daily News
Local news from Guam.
Public island PBS station.
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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.
Community project that highlights Chamorro heritage and the history of Guam and the Mariana Islands.
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.
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Business & EconomyThe economy of Guam depends on tourism, US military spending, and the export of fish and handicrafts.
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
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Guam - Travel and Tour Guides
Ritidian Point (northernmost point of the island, part of the Guam National Wildlife Refuge); Guam National Wildlife Refuge (latte stones and other cultural sites like a newly rediscovered ancient village); Cocos Island (uninhabited island with a day resort within the Merizo Barrier Reef); Mount Lamlam (highest peak on Guam, some say the highest mountain on Earth measured from the deep of the Mariana Trench); Latte Stone Park ()
Find accommodation, hotels, attractions, events, tourist boards, cruising, diving, tours and much more.
Welcome to Guam
The Guam Visitors Bureau's Official WebSite.
Online directory to the Pacific island of 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.
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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.
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.
Sources and additional Information on Guam
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