Aerial photo of the village of Hagatna
Hagatna is the capital of Guam. It is located in the center of the
island and part of the Kattan (Eastern) District. The village derives
its name from the word “haga”. “Haga” means blood and that this
village came about due to the bloodlines of families and relatives
that helped establish this village. Hagatna became a village when
the Spaniards decided that the area be the capital of the island.
Hagatna is where you find places named after the saints, as the
city is also the
|seat of the island’s
religion – Catholicism. The three branches of government:
Judicial, Legislative, and Executive are located here. Also, it is
the center of all commercial activities with legal offices, banks,
department/variety stores, insurance, technical and professional
services and recreation facilities.