Estimate population 175,900 - Capital: Agana
The stunning, tropical island of Guam lies in the Pacific Ocean about two thirds of the way between Honolulu and Manila. Due to its strategic position Guam serves as an air and naval base for the US. History tells that the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan landed on one of the Marianas, presumably Guam, in 1521. Beautiful coral reefs surround the coastal areas making Guam a delightful tourist destination.