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Guam

 (gwäm)
Abbr. GU
An unincorporated territory of the United States, the largest and most southerly of the Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean. Inhabited since ancient times by the Chamorro people, Guam was visited by Magellan in 1521 and ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898. Agana is the capital.

Gua·ma′ni·an (gwä-mā′nē-ən) adj. & n.
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Guam

(ɡwɑːm)
n
(Placename) an island in the N Pacific, the largest and southernmost of the Marianas: belonged to Spain from the 17th century until 1898, when it was ceded to the US; site of naval and air force bases. Capital: Agana (now officially spelt Hagåtña). Pop: 160 378 (2013 est). Area: 541 sq km (209 sq miles)
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Guam

(gwɑm)

n.
an island in the W Pacific, the largest of the Mariana Islands: an unincorporated U.S. territory. 156,974; 212 sq. mi. (549 sq. km). Cap.: Agaña. Abbr.: GU
Gua•ma′ni•an (-ˈmeɪ ni ən) n., adj.
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Noun1.Guam - the largest and southernmost island in the Marianas which is administered as a territory of the United StatesGuam - the largest and southernmost island in the Marianas which is administered as a territory of the United States; it was ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898
Ladrone Islands, Mariana Islands, Marianas - a chain of coral and volcanic islands in Micronesia (including Guam and the Northern Marianas) halfway between New Guinea and Japan; discovered by Magellan in 1521
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Guam

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mainland as well as Hawaii, the U.S. territory of Guam and elsewhere, from locations close to the launch.
Located 212 kilometers north of the demilitarized zone, the Sino-ri complex is a 18-square-km base that plays a key role in developing ballistic missiles capable of reaching South Korea, Japan, and even the U.S. territory of Guam in the Western Pacific, the report said.
Air Force has kept B-1Bs, B-52s and B-2s on the U.S. territory of Guam as part of its so-called "Continuous Bomber Presence Mission." The bombers routinely conducted flights over the region, often with partners that include Japan, South Korea and Australia.
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But the folks on the U.S. Territory of Guam can't be all that happy these days with the international attention they've been getting.
Tsai, who China believes is seeking formal independence for Taiwan, left on Saturday on a week-long trip to three Pacific island allies - Tuvalu, the Solomon Islands and the Marshall Islands - via Honolulu and the U.S. territory of Guam.
and South Korean military drills and was a first step in military action in the Pacific to "contain" the U.S. territory of Guam.
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The BM-25 missile, also known as Musudan with a range of 3,000 km, is able to reach the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific, according to the South Korean new agency Yonhap.
The U.S. territory of Guam has the highest overall score of 3.273 and was the only state or territory with a score in excess of 3.