Outline of Guam

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The location of Guam
Main article: Guam

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Guam:

Guamorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States of America that comprises the island of Guam in the western North Pacific Ocean.[1] It is one of five U.S. territories with an established civilian government.[2] The island's capital is Hagåtña (formerly Agana). Guam is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands. The Chamorros, Guam's indigenous inhabitants, first populated the island approximately 4,000 years ago.[citation needed] Discovered by the Spanish expedition of Ferdinand Magellan in 1521, the island has a long history of European colonialism beginning in the 16th century, and especially in 1668 with the arrival of Spanish settlers including Padre San Vitores, a Catholic missionary. Guam and the rest of the Mariana Islands were integrated in the Spanish East Indies since 1565. The island was a major stopover for Manila Galleons sailing from Acapulco, until 1815. Guam was taken over from Spain by the United States during the Spanish American War in 1898. As the largest island in Micronesia and the only American-held island in the region before World War II, Guam was occupied by the Japanese between December 1941 and July 1944. Today, Guam's economy is mainly supported by tourism (primarily from Japan) and U.S. military bases.[3]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable map of the United States Territory of Guam

Geography of Guam[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Guam
Main article: Geography of Guam

Environment of Guam[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Guam

Natural geographic features of Guam[edit]

Regions of Guam[edit]

Regions of Guam

Ecoregions of Guam[edit]

Administrative divisions of Guam[edit]


Municipalities of Guam[edit]

Demography of Guam[edit]

Demographics of Guam

Government and politics of Guam[edit]

Politics of Guam

Branches of the government of Guam[edit]

Main article: Government of Guam

Executive branch of the government of Guam[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Guam[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Guam[edit]

Main article: Court system of Guam

Foreign relations of Guam[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The United States Territory of Guam is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Guam[edit]

Law of Guam

Local government in Guam[edit]

History of Guam[edit]

History of Guam, by period[edit]

Culture of Guam[edit]

Culture of Guam

Art in Guam[edit]

Sports in Guam[edit]

Sports in Guam

Economy and infrastructure of Guam[edit]

Economy of Guam

Infrastructure of Guam[edit]

Education in Guam[edit]

Education in Guam

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Guam". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ "USDOI Office of Insular Affairs" U.S. Territories, Retrieved November 4, 2007.
  3. ^ Rogers, Robert F. (1995). Destiny’s Landfall: A History of Guam. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press. ISBN 978-0-8248-1678-0. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Guam

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