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GUAM, USA  (A Brief Summary)
The largest and southernmost island in the Mariana Archipelago, Guam lies about 3800km (2356mi) southeast of Tokyo. It was created by an uplift of undersea volcanoes and has two distinct geological regions north and south of a narrow waist. The northern half is a coral limestone plateau, while the southern half is a generally prettier mixture of volcanic hills and valleys.

Guam has tropical forests, sleepy villages, a mountainous interior, good sandy beaches and an abundance of butterflies and rainbows. The island's steady tropical climate maintains temperatures at a pretty constant 25-30°C (77-86°F) all year round. May, June and July are the hottest months.
Official Name: Territory of Guam
Political Status: Unincorporated territory of the United States
Location: 13.48 degrees North, 144.45 degrees East
Land Area: 212 square miles ( 549 square kilometers )
Capital: Hagåtña
Currency: US Dollar
Native Inhabitants: Chamorro
People: 47% Chamorro, 25% Filipino, 10% Caucasian,
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and 18% other
Population: 171,000
Official Languages: English and Chamorro
Religion: 98% Roman Catholic, 2% other
Electricity: 120 volt/60 cycle
Time: Greenwich Mean Time +10
Country code: 1
Area Code: 671
Telex code: 721

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