Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government. Guam is listed as one of sixteen Non-Self-Governing Territories by the Special Committee on Decolonization of the United Nations. The island's capital is Hag\u00E5t\u00F1a (formerly Aga\u00F1a). Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands. The Chamorros, Guam's indigenous people, first populated the island approximately 4,000 years ago. The island has a long history of European colonialism, beginning with its discovery by Ferdinand Magellan during a Spanish expedition on March 6, 1521. The first colony was established in 1668 by Spain with the arrival of settlers including Padre San Vitores, a Catholic missionary. For more than two centuries Guam was an important stopover for the Spanish Manila Galleons that crossed the Pacific annually. The island was controlled by Spain until 1898, when it was surrendered to the United States during the Spanish-American War and later formally ceded as part of the Treaty of Paris. As the largest island in Micronesia and the only U.S. -held island in the region before World War II, Guam was captured by the Japanese on December 8, 1941, just hours after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was occupied for two and a half years. During the occupation, the people of Guam were subjected to acts that included torture, beheadings and rape, and were forced to adopt the Japanese culture. Guam was subject to fierce fighting when U.S. troops recaptured the island on July 21, 1944, a date commemorated every year as Liberation Day. Today, Guam's economy is supported by its principal industry, tourism, which is composed primarily of visitors from Japan. Guam's second largest source of income is the United States military.
Apra Harbor is a deep-water port on the western side of the United States territory of Guam in the Mariana Islands. The harbor is formed by Orote Peninsula in the south and Cabras Island in the north. To the south, the harbor narrows and then widens again to form an inner harbor. The southern end of the harbor is the location of Naval Base Guam. The northern end is the commercial port, which handles about 2 million tons of cargo a year.
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Delegate (United States Congress)
A delegate to Congress is a non-voting member of the United States House of Representatives who is elected from a U.S. territory or from Washington, D.C. to a two-year term. While unable to vote in the full House, a non-voting delegate may vote in a House committee of which the delegate is a member. The positions are now more permanent, having been supported by Congressional legislation (see Section 891, of Title 48 of the U. S. Code). However, this legislation stipulates that "...
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Battle of Guam (1944)
The Second Battle of Guam (July 21 — August 10, 1944) was the American capture of the Japanese held island of Guam, a United States territory during the Pacific campaign of World War II.
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Mariana and Palau Islands campaign
The Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, also known as Operation Forager, was an offensive launched by United States forces against Imperial Japanese forces in the Mariana Islands and Palau in the Pacific Ocean between June and November, 1944 during the Pacific War.
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The Chamorro people, or Chamoru people, are the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Islands, which include the United States territory of Guam and the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Micronesia. Today, significant Chamoru populations also exist in several U.S. states including Hawaii, California, Washington, Texas and Nevada. According to the 2000 Census, approximately 65,000 people of Chamoru ancestry live on Guam and another 19,000 live in the Northern Marianas.
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Chamorro is a Malayo-Polynesian language, spoken on the Mariana Islands by about 47,000 people (about 35,000 people on Guam and about 12,000 in the N. Marianas).
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Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport
Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, also known as Guam International Airport, is an airport located in Tamuning and Barrigada, three miles east of the capital city of Hagåtña (formerly Agana) in the United States territory of Guam. It is named for Antonio Borja Won Pat, the first delegate from Guam to the United States House of Representatives, and is operated by the A.B.
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Legislature of Guam
The Legislature of Guam (Liheslaturan Guåhan in Chamorro) is the legislature in the United States territory of Guam. The legislative branch is unicameral, with a single house consisting of fifteen senators, serving for a two year term. All members of the Legislature are elected at-large. The Guam Legislature meets in the territorial capital of Hagåtña (formerly Agana). The current legislature building is located at 155 Hesler Place.
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University of Guam
University of Guam (or Unibetsedåt Guåhan in Chamorro and commonly abbreviated as U.O.G. ) is a four-year land-grant institution, located in the village of Mangilao on the island of Guam in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers thirty-four degree programs at the undergraduate level and eleven master’s level programs.
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Guam Public School System
The Guam Department of Education, formerly the Guam Public School System, is a school district that serves the United States territory of Guam . The school district can be thought of as analogous to the school districts of other cities and communities in the United States, but in some manners can also be thought of as analogous to the state education agencies of other states. The district is headquartered at the Manuel F. L. Guerrero Administration Building at 312 Espinall Avenue, Hagåtña.
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Battle of Guam (1941)
The First Battle of Guam, was an engagement during the Pacific War in World War II, and took place on 8 December 1941 on Guam in the Mariana Islands between the Empire of Japan and the United States. The American garrison was defeated by Japanese forces which resulted in an occupation until the Second Battle of Guam in 1944.
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The Nixon Doctrine (also known as the Guam Doctrine) was put forth in a press conference in Guam on July 25, 1969 by U.S. President Richard Nixon. He stated that the United States henceforth expected its allies to take care of their own military defense, but that the U.S. would aid in defense as requested. The Doctrine argued for the pursuit of peace through a partnership with American allies.
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List of people on stamps of the United States
This article lists people who have been featured on United States postage stamps. Since the United States Post Office issued its first stamp in 1847, over 4,000 stamps have been issued and over 800 people featured. Many of these people (especially the earlier Presidents) have been featured on multiple stamps. The following entries list the name of the person, the year they were first featured on a stamp, and a very short description of their notability.
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List of populated places in Guam
The United States territory of Guam is divided into nineteen municipalities more commonly called villages. Each municipality is governed by an elected mayor. Village populations range in size from under 1,000 to over 40,000. As of the 2000 census, the total population of Guam was 154,805.
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Santa Rita, Guam
Santa Rita is a village located on the southwest coast of the United States territory of Guam with hills overlooking Apra Harbor. According to the 2000 census it has a population of 7,500, down from 11,857 in 1990. Prior to World War II, the village of Sumay occupied the Orote Peninsula within the municipality, but it was destroyed and abandoned. In its place the US Navy built a Naval Station. The peninsula forms the southern boundary of Apra Harbor.
Santa Rita, GuamVillages in Guam
Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment)
The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment) (abbreviated ASN) is a civilian office in the United States Navy established in 1990. The Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Installations and Environment) reports to the Under Secretary of the Navy, who in turn reports to the United States Secretary of the Navy.
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Northwest Field (Guam)
Northwest Field is a former World War II airfield on Guam in the Mariana Islands. It was closed in 1949 and is unused.
Northwest Field (Guam)Airfields of the United States Army Air Forces in the Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II
Capture of Guam
The Capture of Guam was a bloodless event between the United States and the Kingdom of Spain during the Spanish-American War. The U.S. Navy sent a single cruiser, the USS Charleston, to capture the island of Guam, then under Spanish control. However, the Spanish garrison on the island had no knowledge of the war and no real defenses. They surrendered without resistance and the island passed into American control. The event was the only conflict of the Spanish-American War on Guam.
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Lieutenant Governor of Guam
The Guamanian self governing government consists of a locally elected Governor, Lieutenant Governor and a fifteen member Legislature. The current Lieutenant Governor is Ray Tenorio, who has been in office since January 3, 2011.
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Piti is a village located on the western shore of the United States territory of Guam. It contains the commercial port of Guam at Apra Harbor as well as several of the island’s largest power plants.
Piti, GuamVillages in GuamPort cities in Oceania
Point Udall (Guam)
Point Udall is the westernmost point in the territorial United States, located on the Orote Peninsula of Guam. It lies at the mouth of Apra Harbor, on the end of Orote Peninsula, opposite the Glass Breakwater of Cabras Island which forms the northern coast of the harbor.
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Agana Heights, Guam
Agana Heights is one of the nineteen villages in the United States territory of Guam. It is located in the hills south of Hagåtña (formerly Agana), in the central part of the island. The U.S. Naval Hospital is located in this largely residential village.
Agana Heights, GuamVillages in Guam
Naval Base Guam
Naval Base Guam
Yona is a village in the United States territory of Guam.
Yona, GuamVillages in Guam
North Field (Guam)
North Field (Guam)
District Court of Guam
The District Court of Guam (in case citations, D. Guam) is a United States territorial court with jurisdiction over the United States territory of Guam. It sits in the capital, Hagåtña. The District Court of Guam was established in 1950 by The Organic Act of Guam 48 U.S.C. § 1424, to have the same jurisdiction as a United States district court. Its judges, however, do not have life tenure and is therefore not a true Article III court.
District Court of GuamGovernment of GuamUnited States territorial courts
Apra Harbor, Guam
Apra Harbor, Guam
Battle of Guam
Battle of Guam
Guam Memorial Hospital
Guam Memorial Hospital is located in Tamuning, Guam and is the only civilian hospital serving the community of Guam. The hospital has 158 licensed acute care beds, plus 40 beds at its off-site, long-term care Skilled Nursing Facility. The hospital offers comprehensive adult and pediatric medical services.
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Republican Party (Guam)
The Republican Party is a political party in Guam affiliated with the United States Republican Party. At the election of November 2006, the party won 8 out of 15 seats in the legislature and its gubernatorial candidate Felix Perez Camacho was re-elected governor. However, after the death of a Republican legislator, the vacancy was filled by a Democrat in a January 2008 special election, which brought the party to minority.
Republican Party (Guam)Political parties in Guam
Guam Shipyard is a top level soccer (football) club that currently plays in the Guam BGMSL in the United States territory of Guam.
Guam ShipyardFootball clubs in Guam
Guam Organic Act of 1950
The Guam Organic Act of 1950, is a United States federal law that redesignated the island of Guam as an unincorporated territory of the United States, established executive, legislative, and judicial branches, and transferred Federal jurisdiction from the United States Navy to the Department of the Interior. For the first time in over three hundred years of foreign colonization, the people of Guam had some measure of self-governance, however limited.
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George Washington High School (Guam)
George Washington High School (GWHS) is a public secondary school located at 298 Washington Drive in Mangilao, Guam, United States. The school, a part of the Guam Public School System, opened in 1965 and serves grades 9 through 12. The school serves the villages of Mangilao, Agana Heights, Barrigada, Chalan Pago-Ordot, Mongmong-Toto-Maite, and Sinajana.
George Washington High School (Guam)High schools in Guam
Pacific Daily News
The Pacific Daily News, formerly Guam Daily News, is a morning edition newspaper based in Hagåtña, Guam. It is owned by Gannett Corporation and is published seven days a week. Joseph Flores, later the Governor of Guam, founded the newspaper. The Pacific Daily News ("PDN" as nicknamed by locals) offers readers the latest local headlines and stories covering Guam, Micronesia and the Pacific Rim region, along with breaking news from the United States and the world.
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Southern High School (Guam)
Southern High School is a public secondary school located at #1 Jose Perez Leon Guerrero Drive in the village of Santa Rita, in the United States territory of Guam. The school, a part of the Guam Public School System, opened in 1997 and serves grades 9 through 12. The school serves the villages of Agat, Agat, Asan, Inarajan, Merizo, Piti, Talofofo, Umatac, and Yona.
Southern High School (Guam)High schools in Guam
Joint Region Marianas
Joint Region Marianas (JRM) is a United States military facility located on Guam. The facility is under the jurisdiction of the United States Navy and the United States Air Force.
Joint Region MarianasJoint bases of the United States militaryUnited States Navy basesMilitary facilities in Guam
Supreme Court of Guam
The Supreme Court of Guam is the highest judicial body of the United States territory of Guam. The Court hears all appeals from the Superior Court of Guam and is subject to original jurisdiction only in cases where a certified question is submitted to it by a U.S. Federal Court, the Governor of Guam, or the Guam Legislature. The Supreme Court of Guam is the ultimate judicial authority on local matters, and an appeal of its decisions can only be heard by the Supreme Court of the United States.
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Asia Pacific Airlines (United States)
Asia Pacific Airlines is a cargo airline headquartered in Danville, California, USA. It operates cargo charter services from Guam. Its main base is Guam International Airport.
Asia Pacific Airlines (United States)Airlines established in 1998Airlines of the United StatesCompanies based in Contra Costa County, CaliforniaCargo airlines
USS Guam (LPH-9)
USS Guam (LPH-9), an Iwo Jima-class amphibious assault ship, was laid down by the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard 15 November 1962; launched 22 August 1964; sponsored by Mrs. Vaughn H. Emory Green; and commissioned 16 January 1965, Captain N. E. Thurmon in command. She was the third US Navy ship to carry the name, after the Battle of Guam. Decommissioned in 1998, she was the last of the Iwo Jima class in service.
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Chamorro Time Zone
The Chamorro Time Zone, formerly the Guam Time Zone, is a United States time zone which observes standard time ten hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. The clock time in this zone is based on the mean solar time of the 150th meridian east of the Greenwich Observatory. The zone includes the U.S. territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, where the Chamorro people are the original inhabitants.
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United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands
The United States District Court for the District of Guam is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is the Territory of Guam. The United States District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands is the Federal district court whose jurisdiction is the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Its jurisdiction encompasses the main islands of Saipan, Tinian and Rota as well as the mostly uninhabited “Northern Islands” of the Commonwealth.
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Territory of Guam
Territory of Guam
Guam national rugby union team
The Guam national rugby union team represents Guam in international rugby union. They have yet to make their debut at the Rugby World Cup, though they have attempted to qualify for the World Cup.
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Guam Public Library System
Guam Public Library System is the public library system of the United States territory of Guam. The main library is the Nieves M. Flores Memorial Library at 254 Martyr Street in the village of Hagåtña. Branches: Agat - 165 Follard Street Barrigada - 177 San Rogue Drive Dededo - 283 West Santa Barbara Avenue Merizo - 376 Cruz Avenue Yona - 265 Sister Mary Eucharita Drive
Guam Public Library SystemBuildings and structures in GuamEducation in GuamLibraries in Guam
Politics of Guam
Politics of Guam takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic system, whereby the Governor is head of government, and of a multi-party system. Guam is an organized, unincorporated territory of the United States with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs.
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Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Territories
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USS Guam (CB-2)
USS Guam (CB-2) was an Alaska class large cruiser which served with the United States Navy during the end of World War II. She was the second and last ship of her class to be completed. The ship was the second vessel of the US Navy to be named after the island of Guam, an American territory in the Pacific. She was launched 12 November 1943 by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, in Camden, New Jersey, and commissioned 17 September 1944.
USS Guam (CB-2)Ships built in New JerseyWorld War II cruisers of the United StatesUnited States Navy Guam-related ships1943 shipsAlaska class cruisers
Secretary of Guam
The Secretary of Guam was the equivalent of the Lieutenant Governor of Guam when the Governorship was still appointed by the President of the United States. The office became the Lieutenant Governor of Guam when island residents began electing the position, along with the Governor, rather than having them appointed.
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