Where is American Samoa located?

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American Samoa Weather

What is the current weather in American Samoa?

American Samoa Facts and Culture

What is American Samoa famous for?

  • Cultural Attributes: A very basic ingredient in Samoa life is the aiga (the family). At the head of each aiga is the... More
  • Family: The aiga is headed by a matai and consists of people related by blood, marriage, or adoption More
  • Personal Apperance: The traditional lavalava (a straight, one-piece wraparound skirt) is worn by both men and women. In business and formal settings,... More
  • Recreation: Recreation in American Samoa encompasses a mix of traditional activities, outdoor pursuits, and modern forms of entertainment. The people of... More
  • Diet: The traditional diet of American Samoa is based on locally available ingredients, including a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood,... More
  • Food and Recipes: Traditional Samoan foods included taro root, yams, bananas, coconuts, breadfruit, fish, turtle, and chicken. Even though pigs are raised, pork... More
  • Visiting: The local culture emphasizes respect, family values, and communal harmony. Here are some customs and practices associated with visiting in... More
  • Dating: The dating scene in American Samoa tends to reflect a more conservative approach compared to Western cultures. Here are some... More

American Samoa Facts

What is the capital of American Samoa?

Capital Pago Pago (pronounced pahn-go pahn-go)
Government Type unincorporated, unorganized Territory of the US with local self-government; republican form of territorial government with separate executive, legislative, and judicial branches
Currency US Dollar (USD)
Total Area 77 Square Miles
199 Square Kilometers
Location Oceania, a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand
Language Samoan (closely related to Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages), English

Note: Most people are bilingual
GDP - real growth rate -2.4%
GDP - per capita (PPP) $13,000.00 (USD)

American Samoa Demographics

What is the population of American Samoa?

Ethnic Groups Samoan (Polynesian) 89%, Caucasian 2%, Tongan 4%, other 5%
Nationality Adjective American Samoan
Nationality Noun American Samoan(s)
Population 49,437
Population Growth Rate -0.4%
Population in Major Urban Areas PAGO PAGO (capital) 64,000
Predominant Language Samoan (closely related to Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages), English

Note: Most people are bilingual
Urban Population 93.2%

American Samoa Government

What type of government does American Samoa have?

  • Executive Branch: chief of state: President Joseph R. BIDEN Jr. (since 20 January 2021); Vice President Kamala D. HARRIS (since 20 January... More
  • Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal More
  • Citizenship: see United States Note: in accordance with US Code Title 8, Section 1408, persons born in American Samoa are US nationals... More
  • National Holiday: Flag Day, 17 April (1900) More
  • Constitution: history: adopted 17 October 1960; revised 1 July 1967 amendments: proposed by either house of the Legislative Assembly; passage requires three-fifths... More
  • Independence: none (territory of the US) More

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American Samoa Geography

What environmental issues does American Samoa have?

  • Climate: Tropical marine, moderated by southeast trade winds; annual rainfall averages about 3 m; rainy season from November to April, dry... More
  • Environment - Current Issues: Limited natural freshwater resources; the water division of the government has spent substantial funds in the past few years to... More
  • Terrain: Five volcanic islands with rugged peaks and limited coastal plains, two coral atolls (Rose Island, Swains Island) More

American Samoa Economy

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American Samoa News and Current Events

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