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Guam

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Map of Guam
  • TERRITORY OF GUAM

  • Status: Territory

  • Governor: Felix Camacho (2003)

  • Capital (2000 est.): Agaña, 1,100

  • Land area: 212 sq mi (549 sq km)

  • Population (2008 est.): 175,877 (growth rate: 1.3%); birth rate: 18.3/1000; infant mortality rate: 6.5/1000; life expectancy: 78.9; density per sq mi: 325. 1996 est. net migration: 3 migrants per 1,000 population

  • Languages: English and Chamorro; note: most residents are bilingual; Japanese also widely spoken

  • Ethnicity/race: Chamorro 37%, Filipino 26%, Caucasian 10%, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other, 27%

  • Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, other 15% (1999 est.)

  • National Holiday: Discovery Day, 1st Monday in March

  • Literacy rate: 99% (1990 est.)

  • Monetary unit: U.S. dollar

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