Yona, Guam

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Yona
Yoña
Village
Location of Yona within the Territory of Guam.
Location of Yona within the Territory of Guam.
Country United States
Territory Guam
Government
 • Mayor Ken Joe M. Ada (R)
Area
 • Total 20 sq mi (50 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 6,480
Time zone ChST (UTC+10)

Yona (Chamorro: Yoña [d͡zoˈɲa]) is a village in the United States territory of Guam.

History[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 2,356
1970 2,599 10.3%
1980 4,228 62.7%
1990 5,338 26.3%
2000 6,484 21.5%
2010 6,480 −0.1%
Source: [1]

Yona was historically a farming community but today is mostly residential. During World War II, the Japanese forced the indigenous Chamorros to march from camps in northern Guam to prison camps in Yona shortly before the Americans liberated the island. Japanese tanks in the area near the Segua River serve as reminders of the war.

Today, the Leo Palace Resort is located in the Manenggon Hills. The Leo Palace Resort is also used for association football.

Geography[edit]

The village of Yona has an area of 20 mi² (52 km²) and is located on the eastern side of Guam between Pago River and Togcha River. The village center is located above the cliffs between Pago Bay and Ylig Bay. Residential areas of Baza Gardens and Windward Hills are located to the south.

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Sigua Falls
  • Tarzan Falls
  • Taga'chang Beach Park
  • Windward Hills Golf Course
  • Country Club of the Pacific Golf Course
  • Manengon Hills Golf Course

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Guam Public School System serves the island.

Manuel U. Lujan Elementary School in Yona and Inarajan Middle School in Inarajan serve Yona.[2]

Southern High School in Santa Rita serves the village.[3]

Private schools[edit]

Guam Adventist Academy is located in Yona.[4]

Public libraries[edit]

Guam Public Library System operates the Yona Library at 265 Sister Mary Eucharita Drive.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

Mayor of Yona[edit]

  • Vicente C. Bernardo (1973–2001)
  • Jose "Pedo" T. Terlaje (2001–2013)
  • Ken Joe M. Ada (2013–present)

See also[edit]


References and external links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°24′35″N 144°46′24″E / 13.40972°N 144.77333°E / 13.40972; 144.77333