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.
Extirpation of native bird population by the rapid proliferation of the brown tree snake, an exotic, invasive species
175,877 (july 2008 est.)
Oceania, island in the north pacific ocean, about three-quarters of the way from hawaii to the philippines
Total: 541.3 sq km land: 541.3 sq km water: 0 sq km
Three times the size of washington, dc
Conventional long form: territory of guam conventional short form: guam local long form: guahan local short form: guahan
Name: hagatna (agana) geographic coordinates: 13 28 n, 144 44 e time difference: utc+10 (15 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time)