U.S. POSTAL SERVICE RECOGNIZES NEW NAME FOR GUAM'S CAPITAL

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HONOLULU, Hawaii (September 8, 1998 - PIDP/CPIS/Hulsen)---The name change of Guam's capital city from Agaña to Hagåtña has been approved by the U.S. Postal Service.

Earlier, the new name was legally implemented in Guam and, last June, approved by the U.S. Geologic Survey's Domestic Names Committee.

Hagåtña now is included in the U.S. Postal Service's official Address Management System.

Guam's delegate in Washington, Congressman Robert Underwood, said Hagåtña more accurately reflects the original indigenous Chamorro language name for Guam's capital area.

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