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GUAM
 
   
   
 

Guam Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Territory of Guam
~ conventional short form: Guam
~ local long form: Guahan
 
Area: 549 sq km
Coastline: 125.5 km
Highest point: Mount Lamlam 406 m
Population: 168,564
Density: 307/km2
Population growth rate: 1.46%
Official Languages: English and Chamorro
Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, other 15%
Government type: unincorporated territory of the US
Capital: Hagatna
GDP - per capita: $21,000
Inflation rate: 0%
Currency (code): US dollar (USD)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: USA
ISO CODE Alpha2: GU
ISO CODE Alpha3: GUM
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 316
Calling code: +1 671
Internet country code: .gu
Time Zone: + 10.0 H

 
 
 
 

Guam is a tiny jewel over the Western Pacific Ocean where a simplistic way of life enhances the beauty and uniqueness of the island. Repose in a hammock on a deserted island or listen to the rhythmic sound of waves gently lapping the perfectly white sandy beach or watch the golden sun slowly sinking into the ocean, Guam is the place for you. Spread over an area of 212 mi² (549 km²), Guam is the southernmost island in the Mariana Archipelago and is the largest island in Micronesia. This island of Oceania continent is regarded as an unincorporated and organised territory of the United States of America and is enlisted with the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
Guam was first colonised by Spanish forces in sixteenth century before facing American and Japanese invasion. Guam gained its current political status with the Organic Act of 1950 and today its residents enjoy U.S. citizenship. From the tourism hub of Tumon Bay and duty-free designer shopping outlets of Micronesia Mall to American Army bases, Guam has emerged as an important destination with promising economy.


A bay of Guam
 



 

 

 
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