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Guam


  • Vicinity: Western Pacific Ocean
  • Type: US Territory
  • Capital: Hagatna

Guam, a small island in the Pacific, was ceded from Spain to the United States on December 10, 1898 by the Treaty of Paris and, in 1899, the entire island became a US Naval Station.

On December 8, 1941 Imperial Japan invaded and the Naval Station surrendered 2 days later; not to be retaken by the Americans until 1944. Guam continues to host many important US military bases.

Along with the following notable entities, Guam's diverse terrain and sandy beaches make it a popular tropical destination. - AsNotedIn


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Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines - The World Factbook

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Locale Type US Territory

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Demonym: Guamanian
Population: 183286
Motto: Where America's Day Begins
Currency: US Dollar


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Guam

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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. - The World Factbook


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