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Let's take a look at some interesting facts about Guam.

Guam's national bird is the Mariana's Rose Crowned Fruit Dove. Quite a long name for this small bird, the most colorful on Guam.

The national flower is the vibrant bougainvillea. The most well known color of this proficient bloomer is red - however, bougainvillea also comes in purple, pink, white, orange and some variegated plants.


The official song of Guam is the GUAM HYMN. Below are the beautiful words in English and then translated into Chamorro, the other official language of Guam.

Guam Hymn
Written by Dr. Ramon Sablan

Stand ye Guamanians, for your country
And sing her praise from shore to shore
For her honor, for her glory
Exalt our Island forever more

For her honor, for her glory
Exalt our Island forever more
May everlasting peace reign o'er us
May heaven's blessings to us come

Against all perils, do not forsake us
God protect our Isle of Guam
Against all perils, do not forsake us
God protect our Isle of Guam

And the Chamorro Translation:

Fanohge Chamoru
Translated By: Lagrimas Untalan

Fanohge Chamorro put I tano'-ta
Kanta I matuna-na gi todu I lugat
Para I onra, para I gloria
Abiba I Isla sinparat

Para I onra, para I gloria
Abiba I Isla sinparat
Todu I tiempo I pas para hita
Yan ginen I langet na bendison

Kontra I piligro na' fansafo' ham
Yu'os prutehi I Islan Guam
Kontra I piligro na' fansafo' ham
Yu'os prutehi I Islan 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.

Location: about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines

Area:total:  549 sq km - I determined a long time ago, until they tell me what they were going to call pound cake and inch worms, I wasn't messing with metrics ... so

Guam is 209 square miles (Now I can relate to that and to this:

Area - comparative:three times the size of Washington, DC

OK, enough facts and figures. The Chevy has completely recovered. Let's go take a look at Guam's capital city. Just click on the smiley face.