Where is Guam?

Located in Oceania, Guam is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Guam is an Oceanian country covering 544.00 km2. This makes it the 48th smallest region in the world and about 3 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 13 28 N, 144 47 E and Hagatna is the capital city.

The name Guam comes from the native Chamorro name for the island of "Guahan".

Its ISO code is GU.

Geography

Guam has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Pacific Ocean. Its highest elevation is Mount Lamlam which is 406m above tall.

It has a tropical marine climate that is generall warm and humid, with a dry season from January to June and a rainy season from July to December. Its terrain is volcanic, with steep coastal cliffs and narrow plains in the north.

Population

Guam has a population of 162,742 making it the 186th largest in the world.

English, Filipino, Chamorro, and more are all spoken. The major ethnic groups reported include Chamorro, Filipino, and white. The majority of the country identifies as Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is -670.

Government

It is a territory of the United States. Its constitution was last ratified in 1950.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Guam's GDP is $4,882,000,000.00 (USD) with $30,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 174th largest economy and its citizens the 59th richest in the world. The currency of Guam is the Dollar (USD). Its main exports are transshipments of refined petroleum products, construction materials, and fish. Its major imports include petroleum, food, and manufactured goods.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017