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About American Samoa in detail
Where is American Samoa?
American Samoa, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 14 16 S 170 42 W otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand.
What is the capital of American Samoa?
The capital city of American Samoa is: Pago Pago.
What is the time in Pago Pago?
It is 6 hours behind Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Pago Pago is: UTC-11.
What is the Internet code for American Samoa?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for American Samoa is: .as
What is the size of American Samoa?
The territory of American Samoa is total: 199 sq km; land: 199 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of American Samoa is slightly larger than Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover American Samoa, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of American Samoa?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of American Samoa is covered by water (see below), and this includes 116 km coastline.
What is the climate like in American Samoa?
The climate of American Samoa is 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.
Geographical data of American Samoa
The elevation of American Samoa; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Lata Mountain 964 m.
The typical geographical details of American Samoa include five volcanic islands with rugged peaks and limited coastal plains, two coral atolls (Rose Island, Swains Island).
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, American Samoa is Pago Pago has one of the best natural deepwater harbors in the South Pacific Ocean, sheltered by shape from rough seas and protected by peripheral mountains from high winds; strategic location in the South Pacific Ocean.
Resources and land use of American Samoa
The country’s main mined products are pumice, pumicite. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 21.7%; arable land 13.3%; permanent crops 8.4%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 78.3%; other: 0% (2011 estimate).
Population data of American Samoa
The number of inhabitants of American Samoa is 54,194 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 87.2% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in American Samoa is concentrated in PAGO PAGO (capital) 48,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in American Samoa
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Pacific Islander 92.6% (includes Samoan 88.9%, Tongan 2.9%, other .8%), Asian 3.6% (includes Filipino 2.2%, other 1.4%), mixed 2.7%, other 1.2% (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in American Samoa
The spoken languages in American Samoa are the following: Samoan 88.6% (closely related to Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages), English 3.9%, Tongan 2.7%, other Pacific islander 3%, other 1.8%. Note: most people are bilingual (2010 estimate).
What are the most important religions in American Samoa?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Christian 98.3%, other 1%, unaffiliated 0.7% (2010 estimate).
Further population data of American Samoa
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 24.04% (male 6,381 / female 6,646) 15-24 years: 18.76% (male 4,983 / female 5,185) 25-54 years: 42.62% (male 11,907 / female 11,188) 55-64 years: 9.18% (male 2,438 / female 2,535) 65 years and over: 5.41% (male 1,342 / female 1,589) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of American Samoa is -0.25% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In American Samoa the birth rate is 22.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 4.8 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In American Samoa the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of American Samoa, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in American Samoa are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is N/A.
Economic data of American Samoa
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; American Samoa has a traditional Polynesian economy in which more than 90% of the land is communally owned. Economic activity is strongly linked to the US with which American Samoa conducts most of its commerce. Tuna fishing and tuna processing plants areIn late September 2009, an earthquake and the resulting tsunami devastated American Samoa and nearby Samoa, disrupting transportation and power generation, and resulting in about 200 deaths. The US Federal Emergency Management Agency oversaw a relief progAttempts by the government to develop a larger and broader economy are restrained by Samoa's remote location, its limited transportation, and its devastating hurricanes. Tourism is a promising developing sector. In 2015, a new fish processing company comp.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in American Samoa is $748.6 million (2005).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in American Samoa is -2.4% (2013 estimate) -2.7% (2012 estimate) 0.6% (2012 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In American Samoa this is $13,000 (2013 estimate) $13,100 (2012 estimate) $11,700 (2011 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products American Samoa produces?
The main agricultural products of American Samoa are bananas, coconuts, vegetables, taro, breadfruit, yams, copra, pineapples, papayas; dairy products, livestock.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are tuna canneries (largely supplied by foreign fishing vessels), handicrafts. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on tuna canneries (largely supplied by foreign fishing vessels), handicrafts.
Drinking water source in American Samoa
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 100% of population, rural: 100% of population, total: 100% of population. Unimproved: urban: 0% of population, rural: 0% of population, total: 0% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in American Samoa
In American Samoa the average number of childbirth is 2.87 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in American Samoa
The average age of the population is total: 29.4 years; male: 29.9 years, female: 28.8 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in American Samoa it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In American Samoa is -20.6 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: see United States.
Is American Samoa a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in American Samoa
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In American Samoa density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in American Samoa the note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In American Samoa the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in American Samoa is N/A.
What are the natural hazards American Samoa? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in American Samoa are typhoons common from December to Marchvolcanism: limited volcanic activity on the Ofu and Olosega Islands; neither has erupted since the 19th century.
More interesting facts about American Samoa
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; 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..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of American Samoa: none (territory of the US).
The flag and other symbols of American Samoa
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, 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.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of American Samoa: a fue (coconut fiber fly whisk) crossed with a to'oto'o (staff); national colors: red, white, blue.
Constitution of American Samoa
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of American Samoa?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of American Samoa is mixed legal system of US common law and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of American Samoa, we can highlight the following structures bicameral Fono or Legislative Assembly consists of the Senate (18 seats; members indirectly selected by regional governing councils to serve 4-year terms) and the House of Representatives (21 seats; 20 members directly elected by simple majority vote and 1 decided by public meeting on Swains Island; members serve 2-year terms)elections: House of Representatives - last held on 4 November 2014 (next to be held in November 2016); Senate - last held on 6 November 2012 (next to be held in November 2016)election results: Senate - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - independents 18; House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - independents 20note: American Samoa elects 1 member by simple majority vote to serve a 2-year term as a delegate to the US House of Representatives; the delegate can vote when serving on a committee and when the House meets as the Committee of the Whole House, but not when legislation is submitted for a “full floor” House vote; election of delegate last held on 4 November 2014 (next to be held on November 2016).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in American Samoa
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In American Samoa the labor force is 16,090 (2013). Please bear in mind that the population in American Samoa is total: 8.5 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 10.9 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 6 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in American Samoa is 29.8% (2005).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In American Samoa, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In American Samoa the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In American Samoa the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of American Samoa
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of American Samoa is; revenues: $241.2 million, expenditures: $243.7 million (2013 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 32.2% of GDP (2013 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in American Samoa is 1 October - 30 September.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in American Samoa
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 2.1% (2013), 3.5% (2012) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: N/A.
Export/import partners and data of American Samoa
American Samoa, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in American Samoa is: $459 million (2013 estimate), $489 million (2012). The total revenue of these activities: canned tuna 93%.
The most important export partners of American Samoa are the US 100%.
The most important imported products are: raw materials for canneries, food, petroleum products, machinery and parts, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in American Samoa
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. American Samoa, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of American Samoa, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about American Samoa; good telex, telegraph, facsimile, and cellular telephone servicesdomestic: domestic satellite system with 1 Comsat earth stationinternational: country code - 1-684; satellite earth station - 1 (Intelsat-Pacific Ocean).
Transport infrastructure in American Samoa
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in American Samoa: 3 (2016), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in American Samoa: total: 241 km (2008).
The total length of the waterways in American Samoa: N/A.
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Facts about American Samoa
Name of the country: conventional long form: Territory of American Samoa, conventional short form: American Samoaabbreviation: AS, etymology: the name Samoa is composed of two parts, "sa" meaning "sacred" and "moa" meaning "center," so the name can mean Holy Center; alternatively, it can mean "place of the sacred moa bird" of Polynesian mythology.
|Abbrevation: American Samoa||Geographic coordinates:
14 20 S, 170 00 W
|Capital of American Samoa: Pago Pago||GPS of the Capital:
14 16 S 170 42 W
|Position: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand|
|Land area: total: 199 sq km; land: 199 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: five volcanic islands with rugged peaks and limited coastal plains, two coral atolls (Rose Island, Swains Island)
||Area comparative: slightly larger than Washington, DC|
|Population: 54,194 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: -0.25% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.06 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 0.96 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.96 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.06 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.96 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.85 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $459 million (2013 estimate), $489 million (2012)||Imports: $564 million (2013 estimate), $508 million (2012)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 87.2% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): PAGO PAGO (capital) 48,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 29.4 years; male: 29.9 years, female: 28.8 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 17,000. Percent of population: 31.3% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 10,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): N/A|
|Unemployment rate: 29.8% (2005)||Nationality: American Samoan(s) (US nationals) adjective: American Samoan||National holidays: Flag Day, 17 April (1900)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 75.4 years. Male: 72.4 years, female: 78.5 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.87 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 22.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: mixed legal system of US common law and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: tuna canneries (largely supplied by foreign fishing vessels), handicrafts||Industrial production growth rate: N/A %||GDP real growth rate: -2.4% (2013 estimate) -2.7% (2012 estimate) 0.6% (2012 estimate)|
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