What is Guam?

  • (noun): The largest and southernmost island in the Marianas which is administered as a territory of the United States; it was ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898.
    Synonyms: GU


Guam (i/ˈɡwɑːm/; Chamorro: Guåhån) is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. Guam is listed as one of sixteen Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations. The island's capital is Hagåtña (formerly Agaña). Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands.

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South Pacific Island Airways - Destinations - USA - Guam
... Agana, Guam - Antonio B ... Won Pat International Airport ...
Guam, Missouri
... Guam is an unincorporated community in Stoddard County, Missouri, United States ... communities Brownwood Grayridge Guam Idalia Leora Painton Coordinates 36°54′07″N 89°49′25″W / 36.90194°N 89.82361°W / 36.90194 -89.82361 ...
Merizo - History
... During the first Spanish missionary efforts on Guam, Merizo was the site of resistance encouraged by Choco, a Chinese resident of the village ... The parish of Merizo was the second established by the Spanish on Guam ... A large population of Chamorros from the Mariana Islands north of Guam was relocated to the village during Spanish rule ...
Bob Beck
24, 2008) was a zoologist and conservationist, who worked to save Guam's indigenous native birds from 1982 to 2003 ... Beck championed the fight to save Guam's native birds, such as the Mariana Crow, Rufous Fantail, Guam Flycatcher, Marianas kingfisher and the Guam Rail, known ... The Rufous Fantail and the Guam Flycatcher listed above are now extinct in the wild in their native Guam ...
Chamorro Time Zone - History
... Prior to 2000, Guam's standard time was based on territorial Public Law 5-25 (1959) which designated the time Guam Standard Time ... The law (Guam Code Annotated, Title 1, Section 1010) was established long before the Northern Mariana Islands came under U.S ...