Guam

Pacific Worlds

Guam Climate And Landforms

Guam has some landforms to see such as Agat Bay, Facpi Point, Orote peninsula, or Point udall. Their climate is tropical marine; generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds. The dry season is from January to June, the rainy season from July to December and there's little seasonal temperature variation.

Ethnic, Language, And Religion Statistics

Ethnic:

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% (2000 census)

Language:

English 38.3%, Chamorro 22.2%, Philippine languages 22.2%, other Pacific island languages 6.8%, Asian languages 7%, other languages 3.5% (2000 census)

Religion:

Roman Catholic 85%, other 15%

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Foods in Guam

Customs, Traditions, And Education

Chamorro society emphasizes respect for the elderly. The practice of manngingi , (to smell) entails sniffing the right hand of an elderly person to express one's deep regard.


Fiestas and other get- togethers represent the culture and tradition because people from different places, no matter what the age, can attend these cultural parties. Another tradition the Guamanians have here is Liberation Day in July. This day is when they celebrate that the Americans took Guam back from the Japanese. This is an important holiday at the end of July.


The Guam Department of Education is a single unified school district consisting of grades Kindergarten through 12. 27 elementary schools, eight middle schools, five high schools and an alternative school serve over 30,000 students.

Farming, industry, imports and exports

Guam contains many naval bases

Farm: fruits, copra, vegetables; eggs, pork, poultry, beef

Industry: national defense, tourism, construction, transshipment services, concrete products, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles

Exports: transshipments of refined petroleum products, construction materials, fish, food and beverage products

Imports: petroleum and petroleum products, food, manufactured goods


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Plants, Animals, And Natural Resources

Animals: The Guam rail and Guam kingfisher is only still alive because of captive breeding .


Plants: A couple plants found nowhere else are the ferns Cyclosorus guamensis and Ceratopteris gaudichaudii.


Natural Resources: Aquatic wildlife and fishing help with tourism which helps bring more money to the economy.

History, Current Issues, And Challenges

History: Spain ceded Guam to the US 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.


Current issues and challenges:

Grandview Development Corporation proposes Tumon market


GRT forms not processed


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