Chalan Pago-Ordot, Guam

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Chalan Pago-Ordot
Chalan Pågu-Otdot
Village
Location of Chalan Pago-Ordot within the Territory of Guam.
Location of Chalan Pago-Ordot within the Territory of Guam.
Country United States
Territory Guam
Government
 • Mayor Jessy "Jess" Cruz Gogue
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 6,822
 • Ethnic groups (as of 2,000[1]) 90% Chamorro, Micronesian
Time zone ChST
Village Flower Pink Catharanthus roseus / Chichirica
Hibiscus tiliaceus / Pago
Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,835
1970 2,931 59.7%
1980 3,120 6.4%
1990 4,451 42.7%
2000 5,923 33.1%
2010 6,822 15.2%
Source: [2]

Chalan Pago-Ordot (Chamorro: Chalan Pågu-Otdot) is a municipality in the United States territory of Guam, containing the villages of Chalan-Pago and Ordot. It is located in the eastern-central part of the island and is part of the Kattan (Eastern) District. The village's population has increased slightly following the island's 2000 census.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Pågu is the Chamorro word for the wild tree Hibiscus tiliaceus,[4] while "chalan"' means "road". The name Chalan Pago is named after the path from Hagåtña to the Spanish village at Pago Bay. Ordot comes from the word otdot, or ant.

In World War II, the Japanese used the area as a supply depot during their occupation of the island. Ordot is also the site of the controversial Ordot Landfill, first constructed by the U.S. Navy, but now full and in violation of United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.[5]

Education[edit]

Guam Public School System serves the island.

Ordot/Chalan Pago Elementary School and Agueda Johnston Middle School are in Chalan-Pago-Ordot. Johnston is located in Ordot; originally it was named George Washington Junior High School.[6] George Washington High School in Mangilao serves the village.[7]

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School also serves residents of the area.

See also[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census.gov
  2. ^ a b 2010 Guam Statistical Yearbook PDF (4.3 MB), (rev. 2011)
  3. ^ Hart, Therese (August 26, 2011). "Guam Population slightly up, latest census says". Marianas Variety. 
  4. ^ Comfsm.fm
  5. ^ Clynt Ridgell (December 2, 2006). "Senators comment on Ordot dump's environmental impacts". Kuam. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to Agueda I. Johnston Middle School." Agueda I. Johnston Middle School. Retrieved on October 20, 2010.
  7. ^ "Guam's Public High Schools." Guam Public School System. Accessed September 8, 2008.

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Coordinates: 13°26′26″N 144°46′17″E / 13.44056°N 144.77139°E / 13.44056; 144.77139