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general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Guam
country code ISO: GU //; - FIPS: GQ
location: Western Pacific Ocean
time zone: +10 UT
surface (land) area: 541 sq.km = 209 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 13° N / East/West: 145° E
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Pacific Ocean
climate: tropical
Government
independent since: not yet
type of government: self-governing unincorporated territory of the USA
capital: Hagatña (Agaña)
administrative division: district (19)
Population
population according to the latest census (1990): 133,152
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 154,623 // - ; 2001: 158,000
population density: per 292 sq.km = 756 per sq.mi
population growth: 2,3 //; - doubling time: ca 40 years
birth rate: 27 per 1000
death rate: 4 per 1000
fertility rate: 3 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 12 per 1000
life expectancy: 72 years (male: 70; female: 75)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 30% //; - 15-59 years: 63% //; - 60+ years: 7%
urbanisation: 38% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Chamorro 47%; Filipino 25%; US military personnel ca 20%
languages: English, Chamorro, Japanese
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 80 - 98%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 96% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: US dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD 19000 per capita
import: USD 611 per capita //; - export: USD 39 per capita
trade: USD 5000 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: US
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: 37%
unemployment: 7%
tourism: 1,3 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 22% //; - grass land: 15% //; - wooded area: 18 - 38% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: % //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: tobacco, copra, cabbages, eggplants, cucumber, long beans, tomatoes, bananas, coconuts, watermelon >
livestock (1000s): pigs: 3 / poultry: 11 // some more agricultural products: yams, cantaloupe, papayas, maize, sweet potatoes
fish catch: 223 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: % //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: textiles, beverages, construction, foods, printing & publishing
mining products: none
CO2 emission per capita: 27,6
services: labour force: 85% //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita): 9429
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 885 km //; - of which paved: 76% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 677 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 461 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 1827 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 648 per 1000
newspaper circulation: 170 per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Mt. Lamlam 406 m, Mt. Sasalaguan 337, Mt. Tenjo 313, Mt. Santa Rosa 252
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none; or: unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): Fena Valle Reservoir
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: Pago, Ugum
canals: none; or: unknown
waterfalls: none; or: unknown
caves: longest system: none; or: unknown / deepest:
islands: Cabras Island, Cocos Island, Bangi Island
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
nick name(s): Where America's day begins // song: Stand ye Guamanians
flower: Puti Tai Nobio (Bougainvillea) // bird: Toto (Fruit dove) // tree: Ifit (Intsiabijuga)
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data: none; or: unknown

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