Updated at 2024-03-02
Guam, known for its pristine white sand beaches and clear blue waters, is also home to a wild bear. It lurks hilly southern part of the island, but it neither catches fish nor hibernates. It is actually a rock formation resembling a wild bear. Bear Rock is no teddy bear, though. It stands tall at the intersection of mountains and the seaside, gazing proudly upon the ocean.
Alliance Date: December, 15, 2021
Language: English, Chamorro
Area: 540 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 172,000 people
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.