Info about American Samoa

Samoa, formerly Western Samoa, is in the South Pacific Ocean about 2,200 mi (3,540 km) south of Hawaii. The larger islands in the Samoan chain, Upolu and Savai’i, are mountainous and of volcanic origin. There is little level land except in the coastal areas, where most cultivation takes place.

Country lead by
Governor: Togiola Tulafono (2007)

Population
176,908 (growth rate: –0.2%); birth rate: 16.4/1000; infant mortality rate: 26.9/1000; life expectancy: 71.0; density per sq mi: 161

Land Area
2,831 square kilometers (1,093 square miles)

Monetary unit
Tala

Language
Samoan, English

Ethnicity
Samoan 92.6%, Euronesians 7% (persons of European and Polynesian blood), Europeans 0.4%

Religion
Samoan 92.6%, Euronesians 7% (persons of European and Polynesian blood), Europeans 0.4%

Transportation
Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 790 km; paved: 332 km; unpaved: 458 km (1999 est.). Ports and harbors: Apia, Asau, Mulifanua, Salelologa. Airports: 4 (2002).

Internet tld
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