Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Guam

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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. (from the CIA)


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.

Environmental Issues

Extirpation of native bird population by the rapid proliferation of the brown tree snake, an exotic, invasive species

Government Type



175,877 (july 2008 est.)


Oceania, island in the north pacific ocean, about three-quarters of the way from hawaii to the philippines


Total: 541.3 sq km land: 541.3 sq km water: 0 sq km

Three times the size of washington, dc

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: territory of guam conventional short form: guam local long form: guahan local short form: guahan


Name: hagatna (agana) geographic coordinates: 13 28 n, 144 44 e time difference: utc+10 (15 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time)

International Disputes


Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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