Guam Climate And Landforms
Ethnic, Language, And Religion Statistics
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)
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)
Roman Catholic 85%, other 15%
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
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
Current issues and challenges:
Grandview Development Corporation proposes Tumon market
GRT forms not processed