Where is Guam?
Located in the western Pacific Ocean, Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is one of the five American territories with an independent civilian government. Guam is the southernmost of the Mariana Islands, the 32nd largest US island, and the largest island in Micronesia. The island covers an area of 210 square miles and is 30 miles long and 4 to 12 miles wide. Hagatna is the capital of Guam, while Dededo is the most populous city. The highest point on the island is Mount Lamlam, at 406 meters above sea level.
The island can be divided into three regions –
Northern Region is a relatively flat plateau, including two towns (Dedeo and Yigo) and a US Air Force Base.
Central Region is quite metropolitan as the capital Hagåtña is located here.
Southern Region is a rural kaleidoscope featuring a volcanic mountain range, rolling green hills, and sleepy villages. Take the plentiful hiking trails leading to Upper and Lower Sigua Falls or interact with locals to make a variety of crafts.
Places to Visit in Guam
On a balmy evening, go for a sunset stroll on Ritidian Point, which is as stunning as any beach in Hawaii and later, collect souvenirs from lively Wednesday Night Market or gorge on ethnic cuisine for dinner. Tumon Bay brims with an array of luxury hotels and high-end boutiques. The Plaza de Espana, and Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica, and Chamorro Village are popular attractions here. Beautiful coastline allows opportunities for water sports like para-sailing, kite boarding, and boating. Local operators offer regular tours for dolphin watching, scuba diving, and fishing.
How to Reach Guam
Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport (GUM) is served by United Airlines and Asia Pacific Airlines. It takes approximately three hours to get here from major Asian cities of Japan, China, Singapore, and the Philippines.
Facts About Guam
|Area||209 sq mi (541.3 km2) Water (%) negligible|
|Lat Long||13° 30′ 0″ N, 144° 48′ 0″ E (13.5, 144.8)|
|Official Language||English, Chamorro|
|Time Zone||Chamorro Standard Time (UTC+10)|
|Airport||1 International Airports, 3- Military|
|Neighbour countries||Rota Island|
|Currency||United States dollar (USD)|