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Guam Weather

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Guam Facts and Culture

What is Guam famous for?

  • Cultural Attributes: Guam, a small island territory in the western Pacific Ocean, is home to a vibrant and unique culture that is... More
  • Personal Apperance: The people of Guam have a unique style of dress that reflects the island's cultural heritage and climate. From traditional... More
  • Recreation: Guam is an island paradise that offers a wide range of recreational activities for locals and tourists alike. From water... More
  • Diet: The diet in Guam is influenced by its unique cultural history and location. Chamorro cuisine, which is the traditional cuisine... More

Guam Facts

What is the capital of Guam?

Capital Hagatna (Agana)
Government Type unincorporated organized territory of the US with local self-government; republican form of territorial government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches
Currency US Dollar (USD)
Total Area 210 Square Miles
544 Square Kilometers
Location Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines
Language English, Chamorro, Japanese
GDP - real growth rate 0.6%
GDP - per capita (PPP) $30,500.00 (USD)

Guam Demographics

What is the population of Guam?

Ethnic Groups Chamorro 37%, Filipino 26%, white 10%, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other 27%
Nationality Noun Guamanian(s)
Population 168,485
Population Growth Rate 0.34%
Population in Major Urban Areas HAGATNA (capital) 169,000
Urban Population 93.200000

Guam Government

What type of government does Guam have?

Executive Branch chief of state: President Joseph R. BIDEN Jr. (since 20 January 2021); Vice President Kamala D. HARRIS (since 20 January 2021)

head of government: Governor Lourdes LEON GUERRERO (since 7 January 2019); Lieutenant Governor Josh TENORIO (since 7 January 2019)

cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor with the consent of the Legislature

elections/appointments: president and vice president indirectly elected on the same ballot by an Electoral College of 'electors' chosen from each state to serve a 4-year term (eligible for a second term); under the US Constitution, residents of unincorporated territories, such as Guam, do not vote in elections for US president and vice president; however, they may vote in Democratic and Republican presidential primary elections; governor and lieutenant governor elected on the same ballot by absolute majority vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 4-year term (eligible for 2 consecutive terms); gubernatorial election last held on 8 November 2022 (next to be held in November 2026)

election results: 2022: Lourdes LEON GUERRERO reelected governor; percent of vote - Lourdes LEON GUERRERO (Democratic Party) 55%, Felix CAMACHO (Republican Party) 44%; Josh TENORIO (Democratic Party) elected lieutenant governor
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal; note - Guamanians are US citizens but do not vote in US presidential elections
Citizenship see United States
National Holiday Discovery Day (or Magellan Day), first Monday in March (1521)
Constitution history: effective 1 July 1950 (Guam Act of 1950 serves as a constitution)

amendments: amended many times, last in 2015
Independence none (territory of the US)

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Guam Geography

What environmental issues does Guam have?

Climate tropical marine; generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season from January to June, rainy season from July to December; little seasonal temperature variation
Environment - Current Issues extirpation of native bird population by the rapid proliferation of the brown tree snake, an exotic, invasive species
Terrain volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs; relatively flat coralline limestone plateau (source of most fresh water), with steep coastal cliffs and narrow coastal plains in north, low hills in center, mountains in south

Guam Economy

How big is the Guam economy?

Economic Overview US national defense spending is the main driver of Guam’s economy, followed closely by tourism and other services. Guam serves as a forward US base for the Western Pacific and is home to thousands of American military personnel. Total federal spending (defense and non-defense) amounted to $1.988 billion in 2016, or 34.2 of Guam’s GDP. Of that total, federal grants and cover-over payments amounted to $3444.1 million in 2016, or 35.8% of Guam’s total revenues for the fiscal year. In 2016, Guam’s economy grew 0.3%. Despite slow growth, Guam’s economy has been stable over the last decade. National defense spending cushions the island’s economy against fluctuations in tourism. Service exports, mainly spending by foreign tourists in Guam, amounted to over $1 billion for the first time in 2016, or 17.8% of GDP.
Industries US military, tourism, construction, transshipment services, concrete products, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles
Currency Name and Code US Dollar (USD)
Export Partners Japan 81.6%, South Korea 5.3%, Canada 2.6%
Import Partners Singapore 39.2%, South Korea 21%, Japan 20.8%, Hong Kong 7.8%

Guam News and Current Events

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