Previously named Agana, Hagåtña is the Territory of Guam’s capital city. Guam is an island territory in the northwestern Pacific Ocean that belongs the United States. The American army continues to use Guam as a strategic military base, which makes the island a target of America’s enemies.
Coral plays a vital role in Guam’s physical topology. A coral reef outlines most of the island, with a limestone plateau providing most of Guam’s fresh water. Beaches in Guam have coral rather than sand, while coral mixed with cement is used to pave most of Guam’s roads.
Guam exported US$111,000 worth of products around the globe in 2016, mostly ceramics.
Capital Facts for Hagåtña, Guam: Quick Reference
Capital landmarks: Fort Apugan, Guam Pacific War Museum, Paseo Baseball Stadium, Latte Stone Park, Agana Shopping Center and South Pacific Memorial Park
Below, you will find a sampling of the most famous people born in Hagåtña, Guam:
- Ann Curry, actress & Dateline reporter (born Nov. 19, 1956)
- Talia O’Neal, actress (born Jun. 6, 1975)
- Eric Loubert, writer & film producer (born Jul. 9, 1994)
- Michael Galano, actor (born Oct. 26, 1973)
- Rodney Pike, documentary actor (born May 22, 1969)
- Tony Palomo, museum director & senator (born Jun. 13, 1931)
Note: Data for our Famous People tab was sourced from Google searches mostly targeting published Wikipedia articles specific to each person’s name.
Demonym for a resident of Guam: Guamanian (has US citizenship)
Population: 1,051 (Hagåtña)
Density: 1,051 people per square mile (406 per square kilometer)
Population: 162,742 (Guam)
Density: 775 people per square mile (299 per square kilometer)
GDP: US$4.882 billion in 2013 (for Guam, per CIA World Factbook)
GDP per person: $30,500
Note: The above country-level GDP metrics are on a Purchasing Power Parity basis and are in U.S. dollars. Credible city GDP statistics for Hagåtña were unavailable.
Official currency used in Hagåtña: US dollars
Brookings Institution, Global Metro Monitor Report (includes GDP data). Accessed on January 21, 2017
Demographia, World Urban Area, 12th Annual Edition. Accessed on January 21, 2017
Guinness World Records, Explore Records Online. Accessed on January 21, 2017
Official Government Website, Official Portal for the Government of Guam. Accessed on January 21, 2017
The Fact File, 31 Interesting Facts About Guam. Accessed on January 21, 2017
The World Factbook, Australia-Oceania: Guam, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on January 21, 2017
Wikimedia Commons, City Flags. Accessed on January 21, 2017
Note: Some city flags were unavailable. If so, attribution belongs to Wikimedia Commons for pertinent country flags.
Wikipedia, Hagåtña, Guam. Accessed on January 21, 2017
Wikipedia, Guam. Accessed on January 21, 2017
World Population Review, Population of Cities in Guam (2016). Accessed on January 21, 2017
Hagåtña is a tiny city given its land area measuring just one square mile (3 square kilometers). The capital’s population was an estimated 1,051 residents in 2016 according to the World Population Review.
As an island, Guam physically resembles the shape of a footprint with a land area equal to 210 square miles (544 square kilometers). Guam’s total population was 162,742 Guamanians as of July 2016.
Population density is modestly higher within Guam’s capital city Hagåtña with an average 1,050 residents per square mile (400 per square kilometer).
For Guam overall, population density drops to an average 775 people per square mile (300 per square kilometer).
Guamanians celebrate Discovery Day (also called Magellan Day) on each first Monday of March annually.