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AMERICAN SAMOA
 
   
   
 

American Samoa Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Territory of American Samoa
~ conventional short form: American Samoa
 
Area: 199 sq km
Coastline: 116 km
Highest point: Lata 966 m
Population: 57,881
Density: 290/Km2
Population growth rate: -0.11%
Languages: Samoan and English
Religions: Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant and other 30%
Government type: Unincorporated and unorganized territory of the USA
Capital: Pago Pago
GDP - per capita: $8,000
Currency (code): US dollar (USD)
ISO CODE Alpha2: AS
ISO CODE Alpha3: AS
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 16
Calling code: +1 684
Internet country code: .as
Time Zone: GMT -11.0H

 
 
 
 

American Samoa is home to a unique collection of lush rain forests, pristine coral reefs, magnificent white sand beaches and an array of tropical animals. It is a conglomeration of five Polynesian volcanic islands and two coral atolls that are part of the continent of Oceania. Located in the South Pacific Ocean, American Samoa is part of the Samoan Islands chain that rests on southeast of the sovereign state of Samoa. Politically, it is an unorganised and unincorporated territory of the United States of America. However, American Samoa is self-governing entity abiding by a constitution that came into effect from July 1, 1967. It’s enlistment with the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories is disputed by territorial government officials.
American Samoa, though inhabited for more than thousand years, came into light after European explorers touched its shores in the 18th century. Later with the Treaty of Berlin, Germany and the United States divided the Samoan islands between them in 1899 and the American Samoa flourished as prosperous harbour. Interestingly, goods manufactured in American Samoa are labelled as "Made in the USA."

 



 

 

 
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