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Guam is an island in the Western Pacific Ocean. Latitude/Longitude 13º 30n, 144º 48E.
Guam lies between 13.2°N and 13.7°N and between 144.6°E and 145.0°E, and has an area of 212 square miles (549 km2), making it the 32nd largest island of the United States. It is the southernmost and largest island in the Mariana island chain and is also the largest island in Micronesia. Guam is the closest land mass to the Mariana Trench, a deep subduction zone, that lies beside the island chain to the east. Challenger Deep, the deepest surveyed point in the Oceans, is southwest of Guam at 35,797 feet (10,911 m) deep. The highest point in Guam is Mount Lamlam, which is 1,332 feet (406 m), and surprisingly, is also considered the tallest mountain in the world from below sea level, since it extends in to the Mariana Trench. The island of Guam is 30 miles (48 km) long and 4 mi (6 km) to 12 mi (19 km) wide. The island experiences occasional earthquakes due to its location on the western edge of the Pacific Plate and near the Philippine Sea Plate. In recent years, earthquakes with epicenters near Guam have had magnitudes ranging from 5.0 to 8.7. Unlike the Anatahan volcano in the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam is not volcanically active.[7] However, due to its proximity to Anatahan, vog does occasionally affect Guam.[8] The northern part of the island is a forested coralline limestone plateau while the south contains volcanic peaks covered in forest and grassland. A coral reef surrounds most of the island, except in areas where bays exist that provide access to small rivers and streams that run down from the hills into the Pacific Ocean and Philippine Sea.[9] The island's population is most dense in the northern and central regions.[6]
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What animals are on Guam?

Perhaps the most infamous animal that many people think of whenthey hear "Island of Guam" is the brown tree snake. There are also boonie dogs (dogs from the jungle), boonie cats,wild chickens, wild pigs, deer, carabao (a type of water buffalointroduced by Asian influences), iguanas of all sizes, mo ( Full Answer )

What is Guam?

Guam is an unincorporated organized territory of the US. The indigenous people are called Chamorros. The main languages are Chamorro and English. The people are US citizens.

What is the capital of Guam?

Hagatna (Agana) The capital of Guam is Hagatna (Agana).Founded by Spain in 1668, Agana can lay claim to being the oldest “European” city in the Pacific. It is the capital of Guam. The current Chamorro name, Hagatna, officially replaced Agana in 1998.

Where is Guam at?

Guam is in the western Pacific at 13 degrees north latitude and 144 degrees east longitude. It is the westernmost territory of the US. Guam is about 1,500 miles east of Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan; and about 3,800 miles west of Honolulu, Hawaii.

How was Guam acquired?

The US claimed it as a spoils of war after the Spanish American War in 1898.

Is Guam in Asia?

NO, Guam is apart of Oceania. The culture of Guam is more closely related to that of Hawaii, Fiji and other island countries rather than Asia.

How did Guam get its name?

the chamorro word is guahan but the Americans couldn't get it so they said Guam

Who founded Guam?

The Chamorro, the indigenous peoples of Guam and the Mariana Islands, founded Guam. Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan who sailed under the Spanish flag was lost on his way to the Spice Islands (Moluccas) in Indonesia, and happened upon Guam.

Is Guam a state?

No, Guam is an organized unincorporated territory of the US. This means the US Congress has no intention of allowing it to become a state. The people have limited self government, meaning they can elect a governor and local legislators for a unicameral legislature, but cannot vote for US president a ( Full Answer )

Is Guam a country?

Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States of America. With this designation, the people of Guam are considered American Citizens.Although a non self governing colonial territory of the United States of America for the past 114 years, Guam is considered a country by its indigenous Cham ( Full Answer )

What is the population of Guam?

185,000 est. as of July 2010. The military is getting booted off Okinawa Japan and this issupposed to bring like 40,000 more people starting 2012.

Where about in the US is Guam?

Guam is the Western most point in the United States, it is about 5000 miles from the Oregon/Washington coast and much closer to Japan and Australia than it is too the U.S.

What continent is Guam?

Guam is not a continent. Guam is an island roughly 210 sq. miles. 15 degrees N, 144 degrees W

Who owns Guam?

The island of Guam, OWNED BY THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1950, is located southeast of Asia, south of Tokyo and east of Manila, in the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by the Philippine Sea to the west. It is the largest and southernmost island in the Marianas Archipelago. The island is very small, only a ( Full Answer )

Who is the ruler of Guam?

Guam is a territory of the United States and are under the jurisdiction of the President. At a more local level they have a Governor for the island and a mayor for each village.

Who colonized Guam?

The Spanish, the Americans, the Japanese for a short time during WWII, and then again America...

What is Guam now?

Guam is and has always been an island in the Pacific Ocean. Guam (i/ˈɡwɑːm/ or /ˈɡwɒm/; Chamorro: Guåhån [ˈɡʷɑhɑn]; formally theTerritory of Guam) is an unincorporated and organized territory ofthe United States.

Are there gorilla in Guam?

There are no Gorillas and/or other primates (with the exception of humans) wild on Guam. A few lesser primates are held at a zoo in the down town district, but there are no indigenous monkeys on the island.

How did the us get Guam?

Guam first came under United States control after it was captured without bloodshed on June 20, 1898, during the Spanish American War. It was permanently ceded to the U.S. by Spain at the signing of a "Protocol of Peace" between the U.S. and Spain. It was invaded by the Japanese during WWII,1941, an ( Full Answer )

When Guam was annexed?

Guam has not been annexed. It created the Organic Act in 1950 to establish a government. Before that, it was controlled by the U.S.(Naval) Military commander.

Who are the senators of Guam?

The Fifteen At-Large Elected Senators of the Unicameral Guam Legislature are elected every two years on even years. From 1950 until 1996, the Guam Legislature had 21 elected members until a voter initiative reduced that number to 15.. The Democratic Caucus currently holds the majority by a margin o ( Full Answer )

How was Guam aquired?

In addition to winning it as a spoils of war, for something like $20 million the US bought Guam, Philippines and Puerto Rico from the Spanish after the Spanish-American war. This was all drafted up in the Treaty of Paris.

In which ocean is Guam on?

Guam is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States

What does Guam produce?

Guam's main economic revenue is from tourism, mainly from Japan... and construction resulting from tourism and the military. The biggest employer on Guam is local government, then the private sector.

Is Guam a fruit?

Guam is not a fruit nor a country. It is part of U.S territory. Guam is an island. Their language is Chamorro, but English is spoken more. We are called Guamanians or Chamorros.

What is Guam to the US?

Guam is an island in the western Pacific Ocean and is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States

What is Guam part of?

Well if you mean what country is Guam a part of, it is a U.S. territory, like Puerto Rico.

Is Guam a city?

Guam is not a city, it is an island that is a US territory; a US colony .

Is Guam in the tropics?

yes it is. it is between the tropic of cancer and the tropic of capricorn. the tropic of cancer is the one closer to the north pole and yeah so you know what the tropic of capricorn is (for those who don't : it's the one closer to the south pole)

Who discovered Guam?

The Chamoru (spelled Chamorro by some) who are the indigenous people of Guam discovered Guam NOT Magellan. He was lost on his way to Indonesia to find the Spice Islands.

Is Guam in Australia?

No, Guam is in the Pacific Ocean southeast of Japan, north of Australia, and west of Hawaii

When was Guam imperialized?

After the Japanese acquired it in WW2... in 1944 at the end of the way it was turned back to US hands and is an organized unincorporated territory.

Why are there no birds in Guam?

there are birds on Guam, but most of the native birds were killed by the brown tree snake that the US accidentally introduced. The snakes stowed away in ships' cargo brought in from other parts of the Pacific (like the Solomon islands) where the snakes are native.

What is the motto of Guam?

Guam's motto is "Where America's Day Begins" This motto was "invented" as part of a promotional campaign for tourists.

What was Guam used for?

mostly as a port for traders, and whalers. it later was used a miltary outpost and garrison. now it is a strategic location for America in the pacific.

Is Guam in Australasia?

Australasia is a geographical region that does not include Guam. Guam is an island about halfway between Japan and Australia. That'sthe easiest way to pinpoint it on a map because it is so small.

What is a nickname for Guam?

Guahan, the native word for Guam. Also the ROCK. Also used to be called Las Islas De Los Ladrones, which was Spanish for the island of Thieves.... but initially it was Isla de las Velas for the proas built by the Chamorro.

Why does the US have Guam?

Because they won it as a spoils of war in 1898. as part of the Treaty of Paris the US got Guam, Philippines and Puerto Rico and paid then-$20 million for the new possessions.

Where to get Guam tar?

Player made item. Use a clean Guam herb on a pestle and mortar, then use the crushed Guam on swamp tar to make Guam tar.

Is Guam a colony?

The easy answer is NO. The reason for that answer is that it is a federal territory. There can be no colonies any more. The Constitution of the United States grants all powers to the States and only the powers given from the States is to be held by the federal government. In this regard any non-Stat ( Full Answer )

Who is the president of Guam?

At this time the president of Guam is President Obama. Guam is a U.S. territory and has been since the 70's and the governing officials there are a Governor and Lt. Governor.

What is the symbol for Guam?

The Guam symbol meaning the seal, is crescent shaped, with the ocean, palm tree, and boat inside.

What is the biome of Guam?

Well, If you have been to Guam. You can tell its a jungle biome. I know this because I was born, raised, and still live there up to now in 2014

What does Guam export?

Exports: $45 million f.o.b. [2004 est.] Exports - commodities: transshipments of refined petroleum products, construction materials, fish, food and beverage products Exports - partners: Japan 67.2%, Singapore 11.6%, UK 4.8% [2006] -papaya

Is Guam struggling?

This question would be easier to answer if it were more specific. It could refer to economic issues, cultural issues, immigration issues, or any number of things. On Guam there is difficulty in each of the mentioned areas, and many others, as there are in many states. Is Guam worse off than many sta ( Full Answer )

Is there cannibals in Guam?

You gotta be kidding me... Cannibal? First of all Guam is a US territory, This island have a low crime rate... Ive been living here my whole life and i never heard of such thing.. No! theres no Cannibals here on Guam.

What is the government of Guam?

no one realy understands what the question is like what continent it is or well i know the capital it is aganna and the population is 173,000 and if u went onto google and look up "whats the continent of Guam" what popped up for me was the USA i don't think its right though but hey a girl hafes to d ( Full Answer )

What Religions are in Guam?

Guam is racially diverse , but the most prominent are Catholic and Seven-day Adventist. source: I'm from Guam!

What are the symbols of Guam?

There is the Guam flag, The Fanoghe Chammorro, And the Ifit tree.There are more but I don't know all of them.

Is there ebola in Guam?

No, ebola originated in Africa and has only spread slowly fromthere. It has not yet arrived in Guam and Guam is prepared shouldebola arrive in the future to prevent it from spreading or becomingestablished.