American Samoa Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in American Samoa?

Geography - note:

Pago Pago has one of the best natural deepwater harbors in the South Pacific Ocean, sheltered by shape from rough seas and protected by peripheral mountains from high winds; strategic location in the South Pacific Ocean

Climate:

tropical marine, moderated by southeast trade winds; annual rainfall averages about 3 m; rainy season from November to April, dry season from May to October; little seasonal temperature variation

American Samoa Use of Natural Resources

American Samoa Environment

Climate:

tropical marine, moderated by southeast trade winds; annual rainfall averages about 3 m; rainy season from November to April, dry season from May to October; little seasonal temperature variation

Terrain:

five volcanic islands with rugged peaks and limited coastal plains, two coral atolls (Rose Island, Swains Island)

Natural Resources:

pumice, pumicite

Natural Hazards:

typhoons common from December to March

Environmental Issues:

limited natural fresh water resources; the water division of the government has spent substantial funds in the past few years to improve water catchments and pipelines

American Samoa Geography

Geographic Location Oceania
Total Area 77 Square Miles
199 Square Kilometers
Land Area 77 Square Miles
199 Square Kilometers
Coastline 72 Miles
116 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 14 20 S, 170 00 W
Terrain five volcanic islands with rugged peaks and limited coastal plains, two coral atolls (Rose Island, Swains Island)
Highest Point 964 Meters
Highest Point Location Lata 966 m
Lowest Point Location Pacific Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources pumice, pumicite
Time Zone UTC-11 (6 hours behind Washington, DC during Standard Time)
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