Guam: A Guide to One of the Best Islands in the World
Guam-o be there.
by Kyzia Maramara | February 20, 2019
Guam: Where America’s Day Begins
Guam is an island territory of the United States located 900 miles north of the equator in the Western Pacific. It has a land area of 543.9 km2 (for comparison, Palawan is 14,650 km2) and is the southernmost island of the Mariana Island chain and the largest island in Micronesia.
Its western location from the International Date Line makes it the first to experience a new day in the United States making Guam a city “Where America’s Day Begins.”
The country’s population is 167,358 based on a 2017 consensus, 26% of this is Filipinos, one of the primary ethnic groups residing on the island.
They only experience two seasons – dry and rainy – and for this reason alone and it’s similarities to our climate, it’s no wonder a lot of Filipinos love the country so much they decided to live there. Another reason is the slew of activities you can do on the island.