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American Samoa Facts and Culture

What is American Samoa famous for?

  • Food and Recipes: Traditional Samoan foods included taro root, yams, bananas, coconuts, breadfruit, fish, turtle, and chicken. Even though pigs are raised, pork... More
  • Family: The aiga is headed by a matai and consists of people related by blood, marriage, or adoption More
  • Fashion: The traditional lavalava (a straight, one-piece wraparound skirt) is worn by both men and women. In business and formal settings,... More
  • Cultural Attributes: A very basic ingredient in Samoa life is the aiga (the family). At the head of each aiga is the... More

American Samoa Facts

What is the capital of American Samoa?

Capital Pago Pago
Government Type presidential democracy; a self-governing territory of the US
Currency US Dollar (USD)
Total Area 77 Square Miles
199 Square Kilometers
Location Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way 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

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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 fresh water resources; the water division of the government has spent substantial funds in the past few years... 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 & Current Events

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Source: Google News

Interesting American Samoa Facts

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  • The Hawksbill Sea Turtle is a shy tropical reef dwelling species that feeds on jellyfish, sea urchins, and their favorite food sea sponges. The hawksbill sea turtle is found along the coast of American Samoa.

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