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Guam Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Hagatna (Agana)
Government U.S. Territory
Currency US dollar (USD)
Area total: 549 km2
water: 0 km2
land: 549 km2
Population 173,456 (July 2007 est.)
Language English, Chamorro, Japanese
Religion Roman Catholic 85%, other 15% (1999 est.)
Calling Code +1-671
Internet TLD .gu
Time Zone UTC+10

Guam is an island in the western South Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines. (Geographic coordinates: 13 28 N, 144 47 E)

It is the largest and southernmost island in the Mariana Islands archipelago. Guam is a territory of the United States of America. It is considered to occupy a militarily strategic location, south of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Guam is one of many islands that make up Micronesia, which politically consists of Belau (Palau), the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Kiribati (anthropologically having affinities with Polynesia and Micronesia), the Marshall Islands, and several remote islands designated as the U.S.-administered islands of the Central Pacific. All of Micronesia has close political ties to the U.S.


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