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American Samoa


  • Vicinity: Pacific Ocean
  • Official Name: Territory of American Samoa
  • Type: US Territory
  • Capital: Pago Pago

American Samoa is a tropical blend of Polynesian life and Samoan culture, known as "fa'a Samoa" (Samoan Way). - AsNotedIn


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American Samoa
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PlaceTypeAsNotedInArea
A'asufou village Place
Western
Aasu Place
Western
Afao Place
Western
Dildo Place
Western
Fagatogo Place
Eastern
Faleniu Place
Western
Fitiuta Place
Manu'a
Futiga Place
Eastern
Lalopua Place
Eastern
Lauli'i Place
Eastern
Leone Place
Western
Lepua Place
Eastern
National Park of American Samoa Natural Environ Eastern
Pago Pago Place
Eastern
Rose Atoll Atoll
Swains Island Atoll
Tapua'ina Place
Western
Tula Place
Eastern
Utulei Place
Eastern
Vatia Village Place
Western

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Geography

The territory is made up of five volcanic islands with rugged peaks and two coral atolls, Rose Island and Swains Island; about half the archipelago is made up of tropical woodlands. At Pago Pago, a volcanic caldera has formed one of the best natural deep-water harbors in the South Pacific; mountains bordering the harbor shield it from rough seas and high winds. During World War II, the harbor area was used for training and staging by the US Marine Corps. - AsNotedIn

Physiographic Data
Highest Point: Lata Mountain: 964 m
Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean: 0 m
Area: 199 sq km

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Location

Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand - The World Factbook

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Particulars for American Samoa:
Locale Type US Territory

Data
Demonym: American Samoan
Population: 67242
Motto: Samoa, Muamua Le Atua (Samoa, Let God Be First)
Currency: US Dollar


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Eastern District
Manu'a District
Western District

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American Samoa

American Samoa

History »

Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was "discovered" by European explorers in 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. - The World Factbook


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