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Guam (Territory of Guam)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Guam
StatusDependency (Territory)
SovereigntyUSA
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalHagatna
Land Area1 540 km2
LocationAustralasia, Micronesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population2
Life Expectancy3
GNI3
ISO3166-1 Codes4GU, GUM, 316
Internet Domain5.gu
Currency6Dollar (USD)
Telephone7+

1. Overview

Spain ceded Guam to the US 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.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)8

2. Guam National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for Guam to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the USA I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below9:

Christian94.2%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist1.1%
Folk Religion1.5%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated1.7%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Roman Catholic 85%, other 15% (1999 est.)10.

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4. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
35Switzerland90
36USA88
37Finland85
38Guam80
39Czech Rep.80
40Slovenia70
41Colombia65
42Ecuador55
Data Source

There isn't much information in the database for Guam, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/guam.html
Parent page: The Human Truth Foundation

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011) .^
  3. UN (2013) .^
  4. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  5. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  6. According to ISO4217.^
  7. According to ITU-T.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gq.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  10. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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