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Guam has a population of 163,000. It has been a US territory since 1898 when Spain sold it to the US after being defeated in the Spanish-American War. Prior to 1898, Guam had been a Spanish colony since 1668.




CBS NY:

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP) — Elected officials in Guam are reassuring constituents that the U.S. territory is safe following North Korea’s claim that it is examining its plan for “making an enveloping fire” around the strategically important Pacific island.

Governor Eddie Baza Calvo said Wednesday there is no threat to Guam or to the Mariana Islands to the north.

“There is no change in the threat level resulting from North Korea events,” Calvo said.

He adds that he will continue discussions with Joint Region Marianas Commander Rear Admiral Shoshana Chatfield to discuss military and first-responder readiness, to ensure that Guam is “prepared for any eventuality.”

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24.8° N
122.3° E
167.3° E
2.3° N

 

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United States (US) is estimated to have a population of 325.0 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 0.8% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 13.2 million.