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About Guam in detail
Where is Guam?
Guam, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 13 28 N 144 44 E otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines.
What is the capital of Guam?
The capital city of Guam is: Hagatna.
What is the time in Hagatna?
It is 15 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Hagatna is: UTC+10.
What is the Internet code for Guam?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Guam is: .gu
What is the size of Guam?
The territory of Guam is total: 544 sq km; land: 544 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Guam is three times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Guam, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Guam?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Guam is covered by water (see below), and this includes 125.5 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Guam?
The climate of Guam is tropical marine: generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds: dry season (January to June), rainy season (July to December): little seasonal temperature variation.
Geographical data of Guam
The elevation of Guam; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mount Lamlam 406 m.
The typical geographical details of Guam include volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs; relatively flat coralline limestone plateau (source of most fresh water), with steep coastal cliffs and narrow coastal plains in north, low hills in center, mountains in south.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Guam is largest and southernmost island in the Mariana Islands archipelago; strategic location in western North Pacific Ocean.
Resources and land use of Guam
The country’s main mined products are aquatic wildlife (supporting tourism), fishing (largely undeveloped). The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 33.4%; arable land 1.9%; permanent crops 16.7%; permanent pasture 14.8%; forest: 47.9%; other: 18.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Guam
The number of inhabitants of Guam is 162,742 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 94.5% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Guam is concentrated in HAGATNA (capital) 143,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Guam
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Chamorro 37.3%, Filipino 26.3%, white 7.1%, Chuukese 7%, Korean 2.2%, other Pacific Islander 2%, other Asian 2%, Chinese 1.6%, Palauan 1.6%, Japanese 1.5%, Pohnpeian 1.4%, mixed 9.4%, other 0.6% (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Guam
The spoken languages in Guam are the following: English 43.6%, Filipino 21.2%, Chamorro 17.8%, other Pacific island languages 10%, Asian languages 6.3%, other 1.1% (2010 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Guam?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 85%, other 15% (1999 estimate).
Further population data of Guam
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 24.95% (male 20,881 / female 19,723) 15-24 years: 17.09% (male 14,445 / female 13,375) 25-54 years: 39.09% (male 32,335 / female 31,277) 55-64 years: 9.62% (male 7,912 / female 7,742) 65 years and over: 9.25% (male 6,847 / female 8,205) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Guam is 0.64% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Guam the birth rate is 16.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.2 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Guam the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Guam, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Guam are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of Guam
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; US national defense spending is the main driver of Guam’s economy, followed by tourism and other services. Total federal spending (defense and non-defense) amounted to $1.973 billion in 2014, or 40.4% of GDP. Service exports, mainly spending by foreign to.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Guam is $4.6 billion (2010 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Guam is 0.6% (2013 estimate) 1.8% (2012)-0.3% (2011).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Guam this is $30,500 (2013 estimate) $29,800 (2012 estimate) $28,600 (2011 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Guam produces?
The main agricultural products of Guam are fruits, copra, vegetables; eggs, pork, poultry, beef.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are national defense, tourism, construction, transshipment services, concrete products, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on national defense, tourism, construction, transshipment services, concrete products, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles.
Drinking water source in Guam
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 99.5% of population, rural: 99.5% of population, total: 99.5% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0.5% of population, rural: 0.5% of population, total: 0.5% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Guam
In Guam the average number of childbirth is 2.31 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Guam
The average age of the population is total: 30.4 years; male: 29.8 years, female: 30.9 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Guam it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Guam is -5.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: see United States.
Is Guam a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Guam
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Guam density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Guam the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Guam the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Guam is N/A.
What are the natural hazards Guam? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Guam are frequent squalls during rainy season; relatively rare but potentially destructive typhoons (June to December).
More interesting facts about Guam
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Spain ceded Guam to the US in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installations on the island are some of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Guam: none (territory of the US).
The flag and other symbols of Guam
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, territorial flag is dark blue with a narrow red border on all four sides; centered is a red-bordered, pointed, vertical ellipse containing a beach scene, a proa or outrigger canoe with sail, and a palm tree with the word GUAM superimposed in bold red letters; the proa is sailing in Agana Bay with the promontory of Punta Dos Amantes, near the capital, in the background; the shape of the central emblem is that of a Chamorro sling stone, used as a weapon for defense or hunting; blue represents the sea and red the blood shed in the struggle against oppression. Note: the US flag is the national flag.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Guam: coconut tree; national colors: deep blue, red.
Constitution of Guam
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Guam?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Guam is common law modeled on US system; US federal laws apply.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Guam, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Legislature of Guam or Liheslaturan Guahan (15 seats; members elected in a single countrywide constituency by simple majority vote to serve 2-year terms)elections: last held on 4 November 2014 (next to be held on 8 November 2016)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 9, Republican Party 6note: Guam directly elects 1 member by simple majority vote to serve a 2-year term as a delegate to the US House of Representatives; the delegate can vote when serving on a committee and when the House meets as the Committee of the Whole House, but not when legislation is submitted for a “full floor” House vote; election of delegate last held on 6 November 2012 (next to be held on 8 November 2014).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Guam
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Guam the labor force is 70,490 (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Guam is total: 5.3 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 5.7 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 4.9 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Guam is 8.4% (2013 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Guam, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Guam the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Guam the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Guam
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Guam is; revenues: $1.147 billion, expenditures: $1.188 billion (2013 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 24.9% of GDP (2013 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Guam is 1 October - 30 September.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Guam
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.8% (2014 estimate), 4% (2011 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of Guam
Guam, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Guam is: $828 million (2013 estimate), $795 million (2012). The total revenue of these activities: transshipments of refined petroleum products, construction materials, fish, foodstuffs and beverages.
The most important export partners of Guam are the N/A.
The most important imported products are: petroleum and petroleum products, food, manufactured goods, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Guam
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Guam, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Guam, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Guam; modern system, integrated with US facilities for direct dialing, including free use of 800 numbersdomestic: digital system, including mobile-cellular service and local access to the Internetinternational: country code - 1-671; major landing point for submarine cables between Asia and the US (Guam is a transpacific communications hub for major carriers linking the US and Asia); satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Guam
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Guam: 5 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Guam: total: 1,045 km (2008).
The total length of the waterways in Guam: N/A.
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Facts about Guam
Name of the country: conventional long form: Territory of Guam, conventional short form: Guam, local long form: Guahan, local short form: Guahan, etymology: 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.
|Abbrevation: Guam||Geographic coordinates:
13 28 N, 144 47 E
|Capital of Guam: Hagatna||GPS of the Capital:
13 28 N 144 44 E
|Position: Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines|
|Land area: total: 544 sq km; land: 544 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs; relatively flat coralline limestone plateau (source of most fresh water), with steep coastal cliffs and narrow coastal plains in north, low hills in center, mountains in south
||Area comparative: three times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 162,742 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.64% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.08 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.02 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.84 male(s) / female, total population: 1.03 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $828 million (2013 estimate), $795 million (2012)||Imports: $2.501 billion (2013 estimate), $2.438 billion (2012)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 94.5% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): HAGATNA (capital) 143,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 30.4 years; male: 29.8 years, female: 30.9 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 118,000. Percent of population: 73.1% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 68,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 42 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 181,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitatnts: 113 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 8.4% (2013 estimate)||Nationality: Guamanian(s) (US citizens) adjective: Guamanian||National holidays: Discovery Day (or Magellan Day), first Monday in March (1521)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.1 years. Male: 76.1 years, female: 82.4 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.31 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 16.7 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: common law modeled on US system; US federal laws apply||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: national defense, tourism, construction, transshipment services, concrete products, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles||Industrial production growth rate: N/A %||GDP real growth rate: 0.6% (2013 estimate) 1.8% (2012)-0.3% (2011)|
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