City in Guam on the coastArea:
549 sq km (212 sq miles).

Population:
159,358 (2010).

Capital:
Agaña. Population: 1139 (1990). Tamuning is the commercial centre.

Geography:
Guam is the largest and most southerly island of the Marianas archipelago. It is a predominantly hilly island and its northern end is a plateau of rolling hills and cliffs rising 152m (500ft) above sea level. The cliffs are tunnelled with caves. The island narrows in the middle, with the southern half widening into a land of mountains and valleys cut by streams and waterfalls. The most sheltered beaches are on the western coast.

Language:
English and Chamorro are the official languages. Japanese is also spoken.

Religion:
Christian; 90 per cent Roman Catholic.

Time:
GMT + 10.

Electricity:
120 volts AC, 60Hz.

Telephone:
Overseas telecommunications facilities are available in Agaña. Country code: 671. Outgoing international code: 001.

Mobile telephone:
GSM 1900 network exists. Main provider is Guam Wireless Co LLC.

Internet:
Main ISPs are Guam.Net (website: www.guam.net) and ITE (website: www.ite.net).

Post:
The Agaña and Tamuning branches are open Mon-Fri 0800-1600 and Sat 0930-1200. The Guam Main Facility branch is open Mon-Fri 0930-1700 and Sat 1300-1600.

Press:
The English-language daily newspaper is The Pacific Daily News.