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Here are some interesting facts about Guam - Category: Introduction - Background: 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.

Category: Government - Independence: none (territory of the US)

Category: People - Population: 175,877 (July 2008 estimate)

Category: Economy - Industrial production growth rate (%): NA%

Category: Geography - Location: Oceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines

Category: Transportation - Roadways (km): total: 1,045 km (2007)

Category: Communications - Radio broadcast stations: AM 3, FM 11, shortwave 2 (2005)

Category: Military - Military - note: defense is the responsibility of the US

Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: none

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  1. Economy - Electricity - production (kWh): 1.789 billion kWh (2006 estimate)

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

  3. Introduction - Background: 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.

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2028.html