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Guam

Guam was ceded to the US by Spain 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.

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 COUNTRY OVERVIEW
Country Name: Guam
Continent: Oceania
Capital City: Hagatna (agana)
Boundary Countries:
Recommended Hospitals in Capital: Harmon Doctor’s Clinic (Dededo), Guam Memorial Hospital (Tamuning), Guam Polyclinic (Tamuning), Guam Seventh-Day Adventist Clinic (Tamuning), Guam SurgiCenter (Tamuning), Isla Pediatrics (Tamuning), PMC Clinic (Tamuning)
Main Cities: Hagatna (Agana), Yigo, Agat, Merizo, Dededo
Country Size: 541.3 sq km
Population: 173,456

 

COUNTRY GENERAL INFORMATION
Language:

English 38.3%, Chamorro 22.2%, Philippine languages 22.2%, other Pacific island languages 6.8%, Asian languages 7%, other languages 3.5%

Currency: US dollar (USD)
Predominant Religions:

Roman Catholic 85%, other 15%

 

National Holidays: Discovery Day,first Monday in March (1521)
Economic Status:

The economy depends largely on US military spending and tourism. Total US grants, wage payments, and procurement outlays amounted to $1.3 billion in 2004. Over the past 30 years, the tourist industry has grown to become the largest income source following national defense. The Guam economy continues to experience expansion in both its tourism and military sectors.

Security:

Defense is the responsibility of the US

US Presence:

None (territory of the US)

Document Requirements:
Major Airports:

Airports:  5, Airports w/paved runways:  4          
Guam International Airport (GUM/PGUM)
Guam Airport, Guam, PO Box 8770, Tamuning GU 96931, GUAM, USA
Tel: +1 671 (1)646 0300
Fax: +1 671 (1)646 8823
E-mail:
gerardb@guamairports.net
Customs, hours:  24 hours
Tel: +1 671 (1)642 1671

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Risks and Precautions:
Mortality Statistics:

Infant MR total:  6.68 deaths/1,000 live births

Life expectancy at birth: TOTAL 78.76 years (male 75.69/female 82.01)

Immunization Indicators:

Required: None
Recommended:  None

Infectious Disease Concerns:
Overall Quality of Medical Services:
Providers in Network:
Direct Payment: 5
Referrals: 18
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