Yona, Guam

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Location of Yona within the Territory of Guam.
Location of Yona within the Territory of Guam.
CountryUnited States
 • MayorJesse M. Blas (D)
 • Total20 sq mi (50 km2)
 • Total6,480
Time zoneUTC+10 (ChST)

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


Historical population
Census Pop.

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[edit]

  • 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[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] St.Francis Catholic School is located in Yona.

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]


  • 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)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "2010 Guam Statistical Yearbook" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 23, 2014.  (4.3 MB), (rev. 2011)
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20060222192437/http://www.lk4kids.com/school+links.htm
  3. ^ "Guam's Public High Schools Archived May 19, 2006, at the Wayback Machine." Guam Public School System. Accessed September 8, 2008.
  4. ^ "Visit Our Campus Archived July 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine." Guam Adventist Academy. Retrieved on October 10, 2010.
  5. ^ 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

External links[edit]

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