American Samoa
in Polynesia
Oceania

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - USD
Spoken languages:
English, Samoan, Tonga
Local electricity:
120 V - 60 Hz (plugs: A, B, F, I)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
850 MHz, 1900 MHz, 3G, 4G
ISO 2-Letter code:
AS
Internet top level domain:
.as
Country phone prefix:
+1-684
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore American Samoa

American Samoa with its capital Pago Pago is located in Oceania (Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean). It covers some 200 square kilometers (slightly larger than Washington, DC) with 51,504 citizens. English, Samoan and Tonga are the languages commonly used by the people in American Samoa (consider regional differences). This country shares no land borders with another country.

American Samoa is a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean that lie about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand and about 100km east of the island country of Samoa, which is part of the same archipelago. The islands are frequently referred to as Samoa, which is the name of a separate island, and independent country, that used to be known as Western Samoa, that lies about 100km west of American Samoa. Also the whole island group, including Samoa, are often identified as the Samoan islands.

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Popular Destinations in American Samoa

Administrative regions of American Samoa

About the country

P.O. Box 1147
Pago Pago
American Samoa 96799
USA

Phone: +684 633 1092
Fax: +684 633 2092
Mail: amsamoa@amerikasamoa.info

The landscape is five volcanic islands with rugged peaks and limited coastal plains, two coral atolls (Rose Island, Swains Island). The average density of population is about 259 per km². The climate in American Samoa can be described as tropical marine, moderated by southeast trade windsannual rainfall averages about 3 m, rainy season (November to April), dry season (May to October), little seasonal temperature variation. Potential threats by nature are cyclones common from December to March limited volcanic activity on the Ofu and Olosega Islands; neither has erupted since the 19th century

To reach someone American Samoa dial +1-684 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, 3G, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".as". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 120 V - 60 Hz (plugs: A, B, F, I). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is USD.

Blue, with a white triangle edged in red that is based on the fly side and extends to the hoist side; a brown and white American bald eagle flying toward the hoist side is carrying two traditional Samoan symbols of authority, a war club known as a "fa'alaufa'i" (upper; left talon), and a coconut fiber fly whisk known as a "fue" (lower; right talon); the combination of symbols broadly mimics that seen on the US Great Seal and reflects the relationship between the US and American Samoa.

Flag of American Samoa

Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was not reached by European explorers until the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago - the following year.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 213) 199sq km
Land (World Rank: 210) 199sq km
Comparative slightly larger than Washington, DC
Note includes Rose Island and Swains Island
Coastline
116
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 166) 964m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 160) 21.70%
Arable (World Rank: 87) 13.30%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 41) 8.40%
Map reference
Oceania
Environment
Issues
  • - limited natural freshwater resources
  • - the water division of the government has spent substantial funds in the past few years to improve water catchments and pipelines
Hazzards
  • - cyclones common from December to March
  • - limited volcanic activity on the Ofu and Olosega Islands; neither has erupted since the 19th century
Location
Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand
Climate
tropical marine, moderated by southeast trade winds; annual rainfall averages about 3 m; rainy season (November to April), dry season (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)

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 208) 51,504
Deathrate (World Rank: 170) 0.59%
Birthrate (World Rank: 81) 1.96%
Growthrate (World Rank: 226) -1.30%
Migration rate (World Rank: 186) -2.67%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 68) 2.68%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 111) 29.90
Female (World Rank: 128) 28.80
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 199) 8,017
0 14 female (World Rank: 199) 7,580
15 24 male (World Rank: 200) 4,846
15 24 female (World Rank: 199) 4,831
25 54 male (World Rank: 209) 9,274
25 54 female (World Rank: 208) 9,463
55 64 male (World Rank: 210) 2,186
55 64 female (World Rank: 209) 2,232
65 x male (World Rank: 213) 1,452
65 x female (World Rank: 210) 1,623
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 146) 0.85%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 107) 75years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 100) 79years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 110) 72years
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 148) 62.50%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 33) 100.00%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 184) 200,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 197) 100,000,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 23) 100.00%
Refined products
Consumption (World Rank: 189) 2,375bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 183) 2,346bbl / day
Carbon footprint
600000

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 206) 711,000,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 199) -2.40%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 116) 13,000USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 22) 27.40%
Source industry (World Rank: 193) 12.40%
Source service (World Rank: 123) 60.20%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 211) 16,090
Products
Industries
  • - handicrafts
  • - largely supplied by foreign fishing vessels
  • - tuna canneries
Agriculture
  • - bananas
  • - breadfruit
  • - coconuts
  • - copra
  • - dairy products
  • - livestock
  • - papayas
  • - pineapples
  • - taro
  • - vegetables
  • - yams
Exports canned tuna
Imports
  • - food
  • - machinery
  • - parts
  • - petroleum products
  • - raw materials for canneries

Nation

Budget
Surplus (World Rank: 46) -0% of GDP
National symbol
a fue crossed with a to'oto'o
National colours
white
Adjective
American Samoan
Noun
American Samoan(s) (US nationals)
Background
Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was not reached by European explorers until the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago - the following year.
Flag description
blue, with a white triangle edged in red that is based on the fly side and extends to the hoist side; a brown and white American bald eagle flying toward the hoist side is carrying two traditional Samoan symbols of authority, a war club known as a "fa'alaufa'i" (upper; left talon), and a coconut fiber fly whisk known as a "fue" (lower; right talon); the combination of symbols broadly mimics that seen on the US Great Seal and reflects the relationship between the US and American Samoa

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 193) 10,000
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 97) 18.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 204) 17,000
Population (World Rank: 153) 31.30%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 170) 3.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 207) 241.00