Thursday, 13 July 2017

USA - GUAM - Territory of Guam / Guåhån

Guam , formally the Territory of Guam) is an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States. Located in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, Guam is one of five American territories with an established civilian government. The capital city is Hagåtña, and the most populous city is Dededo. In 2015, 161,785 people resided on Guam. Guamanians are American citizens by birth. Guam has an area of 544 km2 (210 sq mi) and a density of 297/km² (770/sq mi). It is the largest and southernmost of the Mariana Islands, and the largest island in Micronesia. Among its municipalities, Mongmong-Toto-Maite has the highest density at 1,425/km² (3,691/sq mi), whereas Inarajan and Umatac have the lowest density at 47/km² (119/sq mi). The highest point is Mount Lamlam at 406 meters (1,332 ft) above sea level.
The Chamorros, Guam's indigenous people, settled the island approximately 4,000 years ago. Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was the first European to visit the island on March 6, 1521. 


These beautiful covers posted from Barrigada on June 20, 2017, and received in my hands on July 05, 2017. These Islands are very remote in pacific Ocean, I felt it is a big treasure when the covers reached in my hand as perfect. On the first cover you can see the name of the state is written and the flag too. My plan is to collect covers from all US regions and territories with 'flag of our nation' series stamps and hand cancellation. Thank You Holger for the flag stamps.
This is the photo of a post office from Guam. He said No Aircondition, cash or check only, one staff operation , no postage label machine or computers. And no low value stamps too. These islands are very remote and very few people live there. 

The one and only staff handling the registered mails in Guam post office.

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