Tamuning, Guam

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Tamuning
Tamuneng
Village
Pachinko parlor located in Tamuning
Pachinko parlor located in Tamuning
Location of Tamuning within the Territory of Guam.
Location of Tamuning within the Territory of Guam.
Coordinates: 13°29′02″N 144°46′36″E / 13.48389°N 144.77667°E / 13.48389; 144.77667Coordinates: 13°29′02″N 144°46′36″E / 13.48389°N 144.77667°E / 13.48389; 144.77667
CountryUnited States
TerritoryGuam
Government
 • MayorLouise C. Rivera (R)
 • Vice MayorKenneth C. Santos (R)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total19,685
Time zoneUTC+10 (ChST)

Tamuning, also known as Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon (Chamorro: Tamuneng) is a Municipality/ Town/ City or village located on the western shore of the United States territory of Guam. The village of Tamuning can be viewed as the economic center of Guam, containing Tumon (the center of Guam's tourist industry), Harmon Industrial Park, and commercial districts in other parts of the municipality. Its central location along Marine Corps Drive (the island's main thoroughfare) has aided in its development.

Historical population
Census Pop.
19605,944
197010,21871.9%
198013,58032.9%
199016,67322.8%
200018,0128.0%
201019,6859.3%
Source:[1]

Tamuning is the site of the access roads and the old passenger terminal of Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, the passenger airport for Guam.[2] Fort Juan Muña, in Harmon, is a facility for the Guam Army National Guard.

The present and former locations of Guam Memorial Hospital, Guam's only civilian and government operated hospital, are in Tamuning. With Guam's only private birthing center[3] also in the village, most modern civilian births on Guam take place in Tamuning.

Economy[edit]

Beside the tourist district of Tumon, Tamuning is home to the Guam Premier Outlets, one of three major shopping centers of the island. Continental Micronesia, a subsidiary of Continental Airlines, is headquartered in the old terminal building at Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport in Tamuning.[4][5] Continental Micronesia, with about 1,400 jobs, is Guam's largest single employer.[6]

Infrastructure and government[edit]

Government of Guam[edit]

The Guam Department of Land Management and the Guam Economic Development Authority have its headquarters in the Guam International Trade Center (ITC) Building in Tamuning.[7][8]

The Guam Power Authority has its headquarters in Harmon, Tamuning.[9]

The Guam Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse has its main facility in Tamuning, across from Guam Memorial Hospital.[10][11]

U.S. federal government[edit]

The United States Postal Service operates the Tamuning Post Office at 143 Edward T. Calvo Memorial Parkway.[12]

Climate[edit]

Under the Köppen climate classification, Tamuning features a tropical rainforest climate. While the town does experience a noticeably drier season from February through April, it does not have a true dry season as all months on average sees more than 60 mm (2.4 in) of precipitation. Tamuning averages roughly 2,300 mm (91 in) of precipitation annually, while maintaining relatively consistent temperatures throughout the course of the year.

Climate data for Tamuning, Guam
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 85.1
(29.5)
85.3
(29.6)
86.1
(30.1)
87.0
(30.6)
87.4
(30.8)
87.8
(31)
87.2
(30.7)
86.9
(30.5)
86.9
(30.5)
87.1
(30.6)
86.8
(30.4)
85.9
(29.9)
86.6
(30.3)
Average low °F (°C) 75.1
(23.9)
74.6
(23.7)
75.0
(23.9)
76.2
(24.6)
76.9
(24.9)
77.1
(25.1)
76.5
(24.7)
76.2
(24.6)
76.1
(24.5)
76.4
(24.7)
76.7
(24.8)
76.1
(24.5)
76.1
(24.5)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 4.5
(114)
3.5
(89)
2.6
(66)
3.3
(84)
5.0
(127)
6.3
(160)
10.4
(264)
14.4
(366)
13.4
(340)
12.2
(310)
8.4
(213)
5.5
(140)
89.5
(2,273)
Source: Weatherbase[13]

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Guam Public School System serves the island.

Public schools serving Tamuning:[14]

  • Chief Brodie Memorial Elementary School (Tamuning)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Elementary School (Tamuning)
  • Tamuning Elementary School (Tamuning)
  • Jose L. G. Rios Middle School (Piti)
  • John F. Kennedy High School (Tamuning)

Private schools[edit]

Diplomacy[edit]

The Guam International Trade Center (ITC) building at the southwest corner of Marine Corps Drive (Route 1) and Chalan San Antonio (Route 14), Guam's busiest intersection.[citation needed]

Five countries maintain consulates in Tamuning.[15] Except for the Korean consulate, the other four are all located in the landmark Guam ITC building at 590 South Marine Corps Drive.[16][17][18][19]

Mayor of Tamuning[edit]

Commissioner[edit]

  • Simon A. Sanchez (1946–1948)
  • Jose P. Castro (1948–1957)
  • Eugenio I. San Nicolas (1957–1965)
  • Gregorio A. Calvo (1965–1973)

Mayor[edit]

  • Gregorio A. Calvo (1973–1985)
  • Alfredo C. Dungca (1985–1997)
  • Luis S.N. Herrero (1997–2001)
  • Concepcion "Connie" Duenas (2001–2005)
  • Francisco "Frank" C. Blas (2005–2013)
  • Louise C. Rivera (2013–present)

Vice Mayor[edit]

  • Maria S.N. Leon Guerrero (1973–1977)
  • Alfredo C. Dungca (1977–1985)
  • Peter S. Calvo (1985–1989)
  • Teresita C. Borja (1989–1997)
  • Concenpcion Duenas (1997–2001)
  • Nancy Leon Guerrero (2001–2005)
  • Louise C. Rivera (2005–2013)
  • Kenneth C. Santos (2013–present)

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010 Guam Statistical Yearbook" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-07-23. (4.3 MB), (rev. 2011)
  2. ^ "CBC66010_009.pdf." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 6, 2010.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Docket No. SDWA-06-2005-1516." United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved on February 5, 2009.
  5. ^ Letter Archived 2012-04-25 at WebCite. United States Department of Transportation Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings. May 23, 1997. Retrieved on October 4, 2010. "Continental Micronesia Old Terminal Bldg. P.O. Box 8778-G Tamuning, GU 96931-8778."
  6. ^ Kerrigan, Kevin. "Guam Will Be The Pacific Hub for Merged Airlines." Pacific News Center. Wednesday May 5, 2010. Retrieved on October 5, 2010. "Continental Micronesia is Guam's single largest employer. About 14-hundred jobs here on dependant on the airline."
  7. ^ "DLM%20Contact%20Info.pdf Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine.." Guam Department of Land Management. Retrieved on October 21, 2010. "Street Address: 590 S. Marine Corps Drive Suite 733, ITC Building, Tamuning, GU 96913"
  8. ^ http://www.investguam.com/
  9. ^ "Grants and Resources." Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved on October 13, 2010. "1911 Route 16 Harmon, GU 96911."
  10. ^ "About DMHSA Archived 2010-09-25 at the Wayback Machine.." Guam Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Retrieved on October 21, 2010.
  11. ^ "Facilities Archived 2010-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.." Guam Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Retrieved on October 21, 2010. "DMHSA Facility ( Click here to view Location Map ) Location : 790 Gov. Camacho Road, Tamuning, Guam 96913." Map Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine..
  12. ^ "Post Office Location - TAMUNING." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
  13. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Tamuning, Guam". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  14. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20060222192437/http://www.lk4kids.com/school+links.htm
  15. ^ Guam Phone Book
  16. ^ a b "Federated States of Micronesia Consulates in the USA." Embassy of the Federated States of Micronesia, Washington, DC. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
  17. ^ a b Home page. Consulate-General of Japan in Hagatna. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
  18. ^ a b "Palau - U.S. Consulates and Overseas Missions." Embassy of the Republic of Palau, Washington, DC. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
  19. ^ a b Home page. Consulate-General of the Philippines in Agana, Guam. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.
  20. ^ "총영사관 소개." Embassy of the Republic of Korea in the United States of America. Retrieved on December 4, 2008.

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