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Background: Guam was ceded to the US by Spain in 1898. Captured by the Japanese in 1941, it was retaken by the US three years later. The military installation on the island is one of the most strategically important US bases in the Pacific.
Common Name: Guam Local Official Name: Guahan
Abbreviated Name: Territory of Guam Official Name: Guam
Official Script Name: Guam Local Common Name: Guam
Former Name: Guam Territory of: United States of America
Head of State: President George W. BUSH
Government Type: NA
Independence: none (territory of the US)
Constitution: Organic Act of 1950 August 1
National Holiday: Discovery Day, first Monday in March
International Organization Participation: IOC, SPC, UPU
Administrative Divisions: none (territory of the US)
Dependent Areas: organized, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior
Legal System: modeled on US; US federal laws apply
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal; US citizens, but do not vote in US presidential elections years
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: President George W. BUSH of the US (since 20 January 2001); Vice President Richard B. CHENEY (since 20 January 2001) head of government: Governor Felix P. CAMACHO (since 6 January 2003) and Lieutenant Governor Kaleo MOYLAN (since 6 January 2003) cabinet: heads of executive departments; appointed by the governor with the consent of the Guam legislature elections: under the US Consitution, residents of unincorporated territories, such as Guam, do not vote in elections for US president and vice president; governor and lieutenant governor elected on the same ticket by popular vote for four-year term (can serve two consecutive terms, then must wait a full term before running again); election last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2010) election results: Felix P. CAMACHO reelected governor; Dr. Michael W. CRUZ elected lieutenant governor; percent of vote - NA Legislative Branch: unicameral Legislature (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve two-year terms) elections: last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008) election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Republican Party 8, Democratic Party 7 note: Guam elects one nonvoting delegate to the US House of Representatives; election last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008); results - Madeleine BORDALLO (Democratic Party) was reelected as delegate; percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - Democratic Party 1 Judicial Branch: Federal District Court (judge is appointed by the president); Territorial Superior Court (judges appointed for eight-year terms by the governor)
Party Leaders: Democratic Party [leader Michael PHILLIPS]; Republican Party (controls the legislature) [leader Philip J. FLORES]
International Disputes: NA
Illicit Drugs: NA 
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Location of Guam: Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines
Continent: Australia Land Area Total: 541 sq km 
Region: South Pacific Oceania Land Area Land: 541 sq km
Capitol City: Hagatna (Agana) Land Area Water: 0 sq km
Latitude: 013 28 N Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 144 47 E Border Boundary Coastline: 125 km 
Arable Land: 3.64 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 18.18 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
Highest Elevation: 406 m Location: Mount Lamlam
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Pacific Ocean
Largest City in Guam: Largest City Population: 0
Threatened Species: 0
Environmental Issues: extirpation of native bird population by the rapid proliferation of the brown tree snake, an exotic, invasive species
Environmental Agreements: NA
Irrigated Land: 0
Bordering Countries: NA
Natural Resources: fishing (largely undeveloped), tourism (especially from Japan)
Geographical Terrain: volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs; relatively flat coralline limestone plateau (source of most fresh water), with steep coastal cliffs and narrow coastal plains in north, low hills in center, mountains in south
Comparative Area of Guam: three times the size of Washington, DC
Guam's Geography: largest and southernmost island in the Mariana Islands archipelago; strategic location in western North Pacific Ocean

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General Climate: tropical marine; generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season from January to June, rainy season from July to December; little seasonal temperature variation
Natural Hazards: frequent squalls during rainy season; relatively rare, but potentially very destructive typhoons (June - December)
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Economic Overview: The economy depends largely on US military spending and tourism. Total US grants, wage payments, and procurement outlays amounted to $1.3 billion in 2004. Over the past 30 years, the tourist industry has grown to become the largest income source following national defense. The Guam economy continues to experience expansion in both its tourism and military sectors.
GDP: $2,500,000,000 USD Currency: US dollar
GDP per Capita: $15,000 USD Currency Code: USD
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
Currency Exchange Rate History: the US dollar is used
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
Inflation Rate: 2.50 % Population in Poverty: 23.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 11.40 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $319,600,000 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $427,800,000 USD
Electricity Production: 840,100,000 kWh Electricity Exports: 19,000 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 781,300,000 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 100.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $143,000,000 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
Agricultural Products: fruits, copra, vegetables; eggs, pork, poultry, beef
Primary Industries: US military, tourism, construction, transshipment services, concrete products, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
Import Amount in USD: $701,000,000 USD - petroleum and petroleum products, food, manufactured goods
Import Partners: Singapore 50%, South Korea 21.4%, Japan 14%, Hong Kong 4.6%
Export Amount in USD: $45,000,000 USD - mostly transshipments of refined petroleum products; construction materials, fish, food and beverage products
Export Partners: Japan 67.2%, Singapore 11.6%, UK 4.8%
GINI Index: 0.00%
Labor Force Number of People: 62,050
Labor Force by Occupations: agriculture: 26%, industry: 10%, services: 64%
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 16 Number of People with Radios: 221,000
Television Broadcast Stations: 9 Number of People with Televisions: 106,000
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 84,134 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 98,000
Internet Service Providers: 76 Internet Users: 79,000
Internet Country Code: .gu Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: GU Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 1-671 Electricity Voltage: Volts
Telephone Systems: general assessment: modern system, integrated with US facilities for direct dialing, including free use of 800 numbers domestic: modern digital system, including cellular mobile service and local access to the Internet international: country code - 1-671; satellite earth stations - 2 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean); submarine cables to US and Japan (Guam is a trans-Pacific communications hub for MCI, Sprint, AT&T, IT&E, and GTE, linking the US and Asia)
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Highways: 675 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 4 Heliports: 0
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
Merchant Marines: NA
Ports and Harbors: Apra Harbor
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Population: 171,019 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 18.79 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 4.48 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 1.43% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 2.58 babies born per woman
Population Male 0-14: 25,703 Population Female 0-14: 23,903
Population Male 15-64: 56,020 Population Female 15-64: 53,894
Population Male 65+: 5,391 Population Female 65+: 6,108
Population 0-14: 29.00% Literacy Rate: 99.00%
Population 15-64: 64.30% Literacy rate of Males: 99.00%
Population 65+: 6.70% Literacy rate of Females: 99.00%
Population that is Male: 53.00 % Population that is Female: 47.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 78.58 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 6.81 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 75.52 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 81.83 years
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
Disease Risk:
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 0.00
Nationality: GUAMANIAN
Ethnic Groups: Chamorro 37.1%, Filipino 26.3%, other Pacific islander 11.3%, white 6.9%, other Asian 6.3%, other ethnic origin or race 2.3%, mixed 9.8% 
Primary Language: English
Other Languages: English 38.3%, Chamorro 22.2%, Philippine languages 22.2%, other Pacific island languages 6.8%, Asian languages 7%, other languages 3.5%
Primary Religion: Roman Catholic
Other Religions: Roman Catholic 85%, other 15%
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of the US
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
Manpower Available: 0 People
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
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