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The location of Guam

Guam The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Guam:

Guamorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States of America that comprises the island of Guam in the western North Pacific Ocean.[1] It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government.[2] The island's capital is Hagåtña (formerly Agana). Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands. The Chamorros, Guam's indigenous inhabitants, first populated the island approximately 4,000 years ago.[citation needed] Discovered by the Spanish expedition of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, the island has a long history of European colonialism beginning in the 16th century, and especially in 1668 with the arrival of Spanish settlers including Padre San Vitores, a Catholic missionary. Guam and the rest of the Mariana Islands were integrated in the Spanish East Indies since 1565. The island was a major stopover for Manila Galleons sailing from Acapulco, until 1815. Guam was taken over from Spain by the United States during the Spanish–American War in 1898. As the largest island in Micronesia and the only American-held island in the region before World War II, Guam was occupied by the Japanese between December 1941 and July 1944. Today, Guam's economy is mainly supported by tourism (primarily from Japan) and U.S. military bases.[3]

General referenceEdit

Geography of GuamEdit

An enlargeable basic map of Guam

Geography of Guam

Environment of GuamEdit

An enlargeable satellite image of Guam

Natural geographic features of GuamEdit

Regions of GuamEdit

Ecoregions of GuamEdit

List of ecoregions in Guam

Administrative divisions of GuamEdit


Municipalities of GuamEdit

Demography of GuamEdit

Government and politics of GuamEdit

History of GuamEdit

History of Guam

History of Guam, by periodEdit

Culture of GuamEdit

Economy and infrastructure of GuamEdit

Education in GuamEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Guam". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009.
  2. ^ "USDOI Office of Insular Affairs" Archived 2007-02-09 at the Wayback Machine U.S. Territories, Retrieved November 4, 2007.
  3. ^ Rogers, Robert F. (1995). Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-1678-0.

External linksEdit

  Wikimedia Atlas of Guam

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