Guam is a tropical island located in the Western Pacific, approximately 3500 miles southwest of Hawaii. Guam is approximately 30 miles long and 12 miles at its widest point. As an unincorporated territory of the United Sates, Guam is a unique blend of Pacific and Western culture. The north of Guam is known for its white sand beaches, world class shopping, hotels and resorts while the south of Guam quietly hosts hikes and waterfalls, quaint villages, fiestas and maybe a carabao ride.
The indigenous inhabitants of Guam are called Chamorros and account for approximately 37% of the island’s population. While the core of Guam’s culture is Chamorro, the diverse blend of people who call Guam home have enriched the island community. As a result, there is no place just like it. Guam is a unique blend of tropical, western and cosmopolitan.
While Guam is a wealth of diversity, it is also rich with history; Chamorro burial sites date back almost 4000 years, the jungles hide ancient latte villages and historic structures from the Spanish occupation and most-recent relics from World War II can be seen throughout the island .
Guam’s climate is tropical. The weather is generally hot and very humid with little seasonal temperature variation. The mean high temperature is 86 °F (30 °C) and mean low is 76 °F (24 °C) with an average annual rainfall of 96 inches (2,180 mm). The dry season runs from December through June. The remaining months (July through November) constitute the rainy season. The months of January and February are considered the coolest months of the year with night time temperatures in the mid to low 70s and generally lower humidity levels.
Area: 209 sq miles (541.3 km²)
Population: 182,111 (2011) World Bank
Currency: United States dollar
Official language: English Language, Chamorro Language
Government: Presidential system, Representative democracy
Religion: Predominantly Roman Catholic
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