Guam Government

Country Name Guam
Full Country Name none
Abbreviation GU
Local - Long none
Local - Short Guahan
Etymology- history of name the native Chamorro name for the island "Guahan" (meaning "we have" or "ours") was changed to Guam in the 1898 Treaty of Paris, whereby Spain relinquished Guam, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines to the US
Government Type presidential democracy; a self-governing unincorporated territory of the US
Capital Name Hagatna (Agana)
Capital - geographic coordinate 13 28 N, 144 44 E
Capital Time Difference UTC+10 (15 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Independence none (territory of the US)
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
Dependency Status unincorporated organized territory of the US with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior

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