Motto: “Where America’s Day Begins”
Capital: Hågatña (Agana)
San Francisco: 6,000 miles
Honolulu: 3,800 miles (west)
Japan: 1,500 miles (south)
Philippines: 1,596 miles
Hong Kong: 2,026 (east)
Official Languages: English and Chamorro
Average yearly temperature: 85° Fahrenheit
Calling code: +1-671
Health: No vaccination certificates required
Time: 18 hours ahead of Pacific Time and 10 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time
Electricity: 120 volts/60 cycles (same as on the US Mainland)
Currency: US Dollar
Main banks: Bank of Guam, Bank of Hawaii, First Hawaiian Bank, Bank Pacific
The island of Guam is a territory of the United States located 900 miles north of the equator in the Western Pacific Ocean. From four to eight miles wide and 32 miles long, Guam covers approximately 220 square miles (548 square kilometers) and is the largest island in Micronesia.
The southernmost of the Mariana Islands, Guam shares a common culture with the rest of the group, which also includes Saipan, Rota and Tinian. The island was created from the peaks of two ancient volcanoes that sank into the sea and were fused together millions of years ago.
More at the Guam Visitors Bureau.
Traveling to Guam
The Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport is served by Continental Airlines from Guam to Asia, Hawaii and the US Mainland. Guam is United Airlines’ hub in Asia Pacific.
Through major airlines:
Cebu Pacific Air
Average travel time:
To Asia: 3.5-4.5 hours
To Hawaii: 7 hours