Guam

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Guam Flag Guam's flag is dark blue with a narrow red border on all four sides; centered is a red-bordered, pointed, vertical ellipse containing a beach scene, outrigger canoe with sail, and a palm tree with the word GUAM superimposed in bold red letters.

  • Official Site: Guam / Guåhan
    Where America's Day Begins
  • Capital City: Agana / Hagåtña
    On March 25, 1998, the legislature passed bill 522, officially changing the name of the capital city — Agana — to the Chamorro name — Hagåtña.
  • Location: Location: 13.28 N, 144.47 E
    The island of Guam, called Guahan in the Chamorro language, is an unincorporated U.S. territory. It is the most southern of the Mariana Islands and is located in the western Pacific Ocean, about three fourths of the way between Hawaii and the Philippines.
  • Bird: Marianas Rose Crown Fruit Dove / Tottot / Ptilinopus roseicapilla
  • Coastline: 125.5 km
  • Universities: University of Guam
  • Constitution: Organic Act of August 1, 1950 Supreme Court
  • Department of: Education
  • Flower: Bougainvillea spectabilis / Puti Tai Nobiu
  • Geology: Volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs; relatively flat coraline limestone plateau (source of most fresh water) with steep coastal cliffs and narrow coastal plains in north, low-rising hills in center, mountains in south.
  • Governor: Felix Camacho (R)
  • Lt. Governor: Kaleo Moylan
  • Highest Point: Mt. Lamlam 1,334 feet / 407 meters
  • Inland water: Fena Lake
  • Languages: Official: English and Chamorro/Chamoru
  • Largest City: Dededo
  • Lowest Point: The Mariana Trench
    The deepest part of the ocean in the world.
  • Map: Map
  • Motto: "Where America's Day Begins"
  • Newspapers: Pacific Daily News
  • Population: 160,595 (July 1997 est.)
  • Representatives:
  • Song: Guam Hymn / Fanohge Chamoru
    • words by: Dr. Ramon Sablan
    • Chamorro translation by: Lagrimas Untalan
  • Time difference: GMT +10, EST +15, CST +16, PST +18 (-1 DST)
  • Tree: Ifil / Ifit / Intsia bijuga
  • Weather / Climate: {Tropical}  {Joint Typhoon Warning Center}

Special thanks to Stephen Crippen for researching this page.

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