American Samoa

Territory of American Samoa

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Motto: "Samoa, Let God Be First"
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Location of American Samoa
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Capital
and largest village
Pago Pago
Official languagesEnglish
Samoan
Common languages
Ethnic groups
Religion
Demonym(s)American Samoan (official)
Samoan (colloquial)
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GovernmentTerritorial presidential constitutional republic
LegislatureFono
Senate
House of Representatives
Unincorporated and unorganized territory of the United States
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Area
• Total
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• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2016 estimate
54,194 (n/a)
• 2010 census
55,519
• Density
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GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
• Total
$711 million
• Per capita
$13,000[1][2]
CurrencyUnited States dollar (USD)
Time zoneUTC-11 (Samoa Standard Time (SST))
Date formatMM/DD/YYYY
Driving sideright[3]
Calling code+1 684
ISO 3166 code[[ISO 3166-2:Template:ISO 3166 code|Template:ISO 3166 code]]
Internet TLD.as
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American Samoa on a map of the world

American Samoa is a territory of the United States in Samoan Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean.

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 noted harbor of Pago Pago - the following year. The western islands are now the independent state of Samoa. Though technically considered "unorganized" in that the US Congress has not passed an Organic Act for the territory, American Samoa is self-governing under a constitution that became effective on July 1, 1967.

The capital is Pago Pago, but the seat of government is Fagatogo.

References

  1. "American Samoa GDP – per capita (PPP) – Economy". www.indexmundi.com.
  2. https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/general/terr/2016/asgdp_080816.pdf
  3. "Samoa switches to driving on left". September 8, 2009 – via bbc.co.uk.

Other websites

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