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Dededo (Chamorro: Dedidu) is the most populated village in the United States territory of Guam. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dededo's population was just under 45,000 in 2010. The village is located on the coral plateau of Northern Guam.
The origin of the name Dededo is not clear. It is speculated that it is derived from the Chamorro word for two inches, dededo, or it is a modification of the word dedeggo, meaning "heel of the foot," or deggo, which refers to the tiptoes.
Before World War II, Dededo Village was at the bottom of Macheche Hill. Dededo grew into a major village after the war when the U.S. Navy constructed housing for displaced Guamanians and for laborers coming from off-island to help in Guam's development.
Following Typhoon Karen in 1962, Kaiser Subdivision in Dededo was constructed for islanders displaced by the storm. Further housing subdivisions were constructed increasing the village's population.
Dededo is located at the north central part of the island roughly at the center of population. It encompasses an area of about 30 square miles (78 km2) of Guam’s 209 square miles (540 km2). The headquarters for the Guam National Wildlife Refuge are in Dededo.
Guam Public School System serves the island.
The village has six K-5 elementary schools:Astumbo Elementary School
Finegayan Elementary School
Juan M. Guerrero Elementary School
Liguan Elementary School (opened on August 21, 2008)
Maria A. Ulloa Elementary School
Wettengel Elementary School
Vicente S.A. Benavente Middle School and Astumbo Middle School (opened on August 21, 2008) are in Dededo.
Before 2008 rezoning, some Dededo students continued on to John F. Kennedy High School in Tamuning and some continued on to Simon Sanchez High School in Yigo. On August 21, 2008 Okkodo High School opened.
Santa Barbara Catholic School is in Dededo.
Guam Public Library System operates the Dededo Library at 283 West Santa Barbara Avenue.Senator Dennis G. Rodriguez, Jr.
Senator Michael San Nicolas
Stephen J. Guerrero - board chairman of Coast 360.
Jose M. Garrido (1977–1981)
Martin C. Benavente (1981–1985)
Patricia S. Quinata (1985–1989)
Jose A. Rivera (1989–2001)
Scott Duenas (2001–2005)
Melissa B. Savares (2005–present)
Martin C. Benavente (1977–1981)
Patricia S. Quinata (1981–1985)
Jose A. Rivera (1985–1989)
Doris Palacios (1989–2001)
Melissa Savares (2001–2005)
Andrew A. Benavente (2005–present)