Covering an area of 540 sq.km (210 sq mi), Guam is an organized unincorporated territory of the United States in Micronesia; and the southernmost and largest island in the Mariana Island chain, located in the western North Pacific Ocean. The island is volcanic in origin, and ringed by steep coastal cliffs and sandy beaches.
As observed on the physical map of Guam, mountains are primarily located on the southern end of Guam, with the northern region of the island sloping into low hills. Presence of a northern limestone plateau with a general elevation of 500ft (150m). the plateau is covered with a thick growth of jungle.
Deepwater channels and a coral table reef are located along much of the coast. The highest point is Mount Lamlam at an elevation of 1,338ft (408m) located in the southwest part of the island and marked on the map by a yellow triangle, and the lowest point is the North Pacific Ocean (0m).
Guam (officially, the U.S. Territory of Guam) is divided into 19 villages. In alphabetical order, the villages are: Agana Heights, Agat, Asan, Barrigada, Chalan Pago-Ordot, Dededo, Hagatna, Inarajan, Mangilao, Merizo, Mongmong-Toto-Maite, Piti, Santa Rita, Sinajana, Talafofo, Tamuning, Umatac, Yigo and Yona.
Covering an area of 540 sq.km, Guam is an organized unincorporated territory of the United States in Micronesia, located in the Western North Pacific Ocean. Guam is the westernmost territory of the United States and the largest territory in Oceania. The island territory is a part of the Mariana Islands archipelago, being the southernmost of the Mariana Islands and the largest Island in Micronesia.
Located on the western coast of Guam at the mouth of the Hagatna River is, Hagatna – the capital village of Guam. Hagatna hosts the arms of the Government and its commercial districts. Situated on the coral plateau in the north-central part of Guam is, Dededo – the largest and the most populous village in Guam.
Guam is an organized unincorporated territory of the United States in Micronesia, located in the Western North Pacific Ocean. It is geographically positioned both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Guam is situated to the east of Philippines; to the north of Papua New Guinea; to the west of Hawaii and to the southeast of North Korea. Guam’s southern maritime boundary forms a border with the Federated States of Micronesia; while its northern maritime boundary forms a border with the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.
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|Capital City||Hagatna (Agana)|
|13 28 N, 144 44 E|
|Independence||none (territory of the US)|
|Total Area||544.00 km2|
|Land Area||544.00 km2|
|Water Area||0.00 km2|
|Total Border||0.0 km|
|Climate||Tropical marine; generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season (january to june), rainy season (july to december); little seasonal temperature variation|
|Coordinates||13 28 N, 144 47 E|
|Mean Elevation||0 m|
|Lowest Elevation||0 m|
|Highest Elevation||406 m|
|Ethnic Groups||Chamorro 37.3%, Filipino 26.3%, white 7.1%, Chuukese 7%, Korean 2.2%, other Pacific Islander 2%, other Asian 2%, Chinese 1.6%, Palauan 1.6%, Japanese 1.5%, Pohnpeian 1.4%, mixed 9.4%, other 0.6% (2010 est.)|
|Languages||English 43.6%, Filipino 21.2%, Chamorro 17.8%, other Pacific island languages 10%, Asian languages 6.3%, other 1.1% (2010 est.)|
|Religions||Roman Catholic 85%, other 15% (1999 est.)|
|Currency||US Dollar (USD)|
|GDP Per Capita||$35,712.56|
|Exports||Transshipments of refined petroleum products, construction materials, fish, foodstuffs and beverages|
This page was last updated on November 23, 2020