WHERE IS GUAM?
Guam, known as “The Jewel of Micronesia” is located in the Pacific Ocean, 1,200 miles east of the Philippines, 3,500 miles west of Hawaii, 210 miles southeast of the Marianas Trench (the deepest ocean in the world). Guam is the western most territory of the United States. Guam is “Where America’s Day Begins”. Ironically, it is also known as the “Gateway to Asia”.
Guam has tropical year-round weather, with gentle breezes that cools the island. Temperature ranges from 75-86 degrees Fahrenheit. Relative humidity commonly exceeds 84 percent at night throughout the year, but the average monthly humidity is about 66 percent. The annual average rainfall is about 80 inches. Guam has two seasons, wet (July to November) and dry (December to June).
A tropical paradise featuring a palette of white sand beaches, warm water in various shades of blue-green, lush green vegetation, and dramatic red, orange, pink sunsets. Guam’s landscape and seascape offer a wide variety of activities for all ages, and all paces.
Guam is also a cosmopolitan community with modern amenities. Shopping, dining and entertainment is an experience you should not miss.
Best of all, the locals are known for their warmth and hospitality. So, when in Guam, you will be greeted with a big-smiled Hafa Adai. Some locals might even “adopt” you and play tourist guide to make sure you have an enjoyable time on the island.
Did you know that…
- The official name of Guam is the ‘Territory of Guam’.
- The official languages of Guam are English and Chamorro.
- The currency of Guam is United States Dollar (US$).
- The capital of Guam is Hagatna.
- The population of Guam is 165,000
- The native inhabitants of Guam are the Chamorros
- The Country Code/Area Code of Guam is +1-671
- Time Zone is Chamorro Standard Time (UTC+10)
- Guam is the largest and southern most of the islands that form a part of the Mariana Islands.
- Bougainvillea is the national flower of Guam.