Time zone: GMT/UTC plus 10 hours
Current time: 17:03
Population: 162,700
Political status: organised, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior
Climate: tropical marine; generally warm and humid, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season (January to June), rainy season (July to December); little seasonal temperature variation
Terrain: volcanic 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 centre, mountains in south

Guam is a tropical island in the North Pacific. It is an unincorporated territory of the United States and its population are US citizens. It is notable for hosting US military installations and is considered strategically important for US military activity in the Pacific region. It is largely safe but can suffer from tropical storms (particularly from August to October) and occasional seismic activity. The island has also been threatened by North Korea in retaliation for US foreign policy vis-a-vis Pyongyang.

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