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Guam: Geography#

LocationOceania, island in the North Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to the Philippines
Geographic Coordinates13 28 N, 144 47 E 13.466666,144.78334
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline125.5 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Lamlam 406 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainvolcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs; relatively flat coralline limestone plateau (source of most fresh water), with steep coastal cliffs and narrow coastal plains in north, low hills in center, mountains in south
Natural Hazardsfrequent squalls during rainy season; relatively rare but potentially destructive typhoons (June to December)
Natural Resourceaquatic wildlife (supporting tourism), fishing (largely undeveloped)
Land Usearable land: 1.85%
permanent crops: 16.67%
other: 81.48% (2011)
Climatetropical marine; generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season (January to June), rainy season (July to December); little seasonal temperature variation
Irrigated Land2 sq km (2011)
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesextirpation of native bird population by the rapid proliferation of the brown tree snake, an exotic, invasive species
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-notelargest and southernmost island in the Mariana Islands archipelago; strategic location in western North Pacific Ocean