Updated at 2022-04-17
The wine glass in the picture is engraved with the flag of Guam. With white sandy beaches, clear waters, and blue sky, Guam is the pearl of the Western Pacific Ocean. The island is rich with natural landscapes and historical and cultural relics. It's no surprise that it is a trend-setter for global island tourism. Because of its proximity to Taiwan, roughly a 4-hour flight, it is a popular tourist destination for Taiwanese tourists. In addition to being a tourist attraction, the island is also an important military base for the United States, known as the "unsinkable aircraft carrier."
Language: English, Chamorro
Area: 540 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 170,000
Main industries/features: Guam is an unincorporated territory of the United States. It is located in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is only 2,077 kilometers away from Taiwan. Therefore, a direct flight to Guam takes about 3.5 hours from Taiwan. Guam plays a strategic role in U.S. presence in the Western Pacific region. U.S. military bases occupy roughly a quarter of the island.