Where is Guam?

Question: Where is the United States territory island of Guam?

Answer: The island of Guam is located in the west of the Pacific Ocean and is classed as an ‘unincorporated territory of the United States’.

This term refers to a location that is governed by the USA but not part of the United States.

Contrary to what many think, the USA didn’t acquire the island after World War 2. In fact Guam was taken from Spain in 1898 during the Spanish-American War.

During The Second World War the island was invaded by the Empire of Japan and was occupied until July 21, 1944 when US forces recaptured Guam.

Guam is the largest of the thousands of islands which make up Micronesia.