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Geography of Guam

Guam is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 544 km² (approx. 210 mi²). Continental shelf of Guam is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Guam is located in Oceania. Oceania is a region that comprises many of the islands found in the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is sometimes referred to as Oceanica. Countries in Oceania include, but are not limited to, New Zealand and The Solomon Islands. Guam is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Guam is 203 m (666 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Guam is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Guam has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Guam is Hagåtña.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Guam is 203 m (666 ft). The highest point of Guam is Mount Lamlam, with its official height being 406 m (1,332 ft). The lowest point of Guam is Pacific Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (Mount Lamlam) and lowest (Pacific Ocean) points of Guam is 406 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Guam is 544 km² (approx. 210 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Guam is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Guam is approximately 544 km² (~210 mi²). Guam is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 20 km² of arable land in Guam, and it comprises 4% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

As for natural resources, Guam is known for its aquatic wildlife.