A territory of the United States of America, Guam is the largest
and southernmost of the Mariana Islands.
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Situated in the
North Pacific Ocean, Guam is
home to a large US base.
The Portuguese navigator, Ferdinand Magellan, was working for
Spain when he spotted the island in 1521.
Guam was ceded to the United states after the Spanish-American War in
The Japanese captured Guam in December 1941, and the Americans didn't
retake it completely until the summer of 1944.
The islanders of Guam have been US citizens since 1950.
American citizens do not need a passport to enter Guam, although they
are well advised to carry one if they intend to travel anywhere else. Non US citizens will
of course need a valid passport, with a US visa too.
The American day begins in Guam.
Guam may be an unincorporated territory of the United States, but the
islanders still call areas of the island after parts of the body.
The capital, Agana or Hagatna, means blood. The seat of government
being the blood line of the country.
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Guam has something for everyone. An ancient and rich cultural
heritage, great beaches, warm, crystal clear waters, some of the best scuba diving and
golf in the world, many other leisure activities, duty free shopping, wide range of dining
and nightlife and warm, friendly people.
Guam boasts seven world-class golf courses, some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling
in the world, underwater parks and submarine tours, sunset dinner cruises, jet skiing,
wind surfing, kayaking, parasailing, sky diving, and deep-sea fishing.
Guam has an ancient history and rich
cultural heritage with 118 sites currently
listed on the U.S. National and 155 on the
Guam Registers of Historical Sites.
Get an idea of what's in store from the Guam visitor's bureau.
Chewing is as common in Guam as in many other Asian countries, especially with the older
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