Santa Rita is a municipality of Guam, dependency of the United States located in Oceania. It is the youngest population in the state and according to the census of the year 2000, it has 7 500 inhabitants. In 1999 it was the site of the South Pacific Games. Prior to the Second World War, the population of Sumay occupied the Orote Peninsula, being a commercial center of great importance. The place was devastated by the bombings of the US army that sought to occupy the island and expel the Japanese. Finally, they took the city and turned it into a naval station.
The settlers of Sumay were relocated to the nearby hills, where they founded Santa Rita, in honor of the saint of the same name.