Location of Yona within the Territory of Guam.
|• Mayor||Jesse M. Blas (D)|
|• Total||20 sq mi (50 km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+10 (ChST)|
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.
The village of Yona has an area of 20 square miles (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
- Sigua Falls
- Tarzan Falls
- Taga'chang Beach Park
- Windward Hills Golf Course
- Country Club of the Pacific Golf Course
- Manengon Hills Golf Course
Primary and secondary schools
Guam Public School System serves the island.
- Senator Frank B. Aguon, Jr.
- Roland Ray Blas - former Guam Legislature executive branch, and Department of Chamorro Affairs
Mayor of Yona
- Jose B. Sudo (1952–1973)
- Vicente C. Bernardo (1973–2001)
- Jose "Pedo" T. Terlaje (2001–2013)
- Ken Joe M. Ada (2013–2017)
- Jesse M. Blas (2017–present)
- "2010 Guam Statistical Yearbook" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 23, 2014. (4.3 MB), (rev. 2011)
- "Guam's Public High Schools Archived May 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine." Guam Public School System. Accessed September 8, 2008.
- "Visit Our Campus Archived July 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine." Guam Adventist Academy. Retrieved on October 10, 2010.
- http://gpls.guam.gov/Portals/50/GPLS_LOC/GPLS_Location_2007Apr12.xml[permanent dead link]
- Rogers, Robert F (1995). Destiny's Landfall: A History of Guam: University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 0-8248-1678-1
- Yona Guam at Guam Portal
- Map of Yona from PDN[permanent dead link]
- Guampedia, Guam's Online Encyclopedia Yona Village
- War in the Pacific NHP: Journey to Manengon
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