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About Samoa in detail
Where is Samoa?
Samoa, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 13 49 S 171 46 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 city of Samoa?
The capital city of Samoa is: Apia.
What is the time in Apia?
It is 18 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Apia is: UTC+13.
What is the Internet code for Samoa?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Samoa is: .ws
What is the size of Samoa?
The territory of Samoa is total: 2,831 sq km; land: 2,821 sq km, water: 10 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Samoa is slightly smaller than Rhode Island.
If we would like to walk around and discover Samoa, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Samoa?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Samoa is covered by water (see below), and this includes 403 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Samoa?
The climate of Samoa is tropical: rainy season (November to April), dry season (May to October).
Geographical data of Samoa
The elevation of Samoa; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Mount Silisili 1,857 m.
The typical geographical details of Samoa include two main islands (Savaii, Upolu) and several smaller islands and uninhabited islets; narrow coastal plain with volcanic, rugged mountains in interior.
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, Samoa is occupies an almost central position within Polynesia.
Resources and land use of Samoa
The country’s main mined products are hardwood forests, fish, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 12.4%; arable land 2.8%; permanent crops 7.8%; permanent pasture 1.8%; forest: 60.4%; other: 27.2% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Samoa
The number of inhabitants of Samoa is 198,926 (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: 19.1% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Samoa is concentrated in APIA (capital) 37,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Samoa
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Samoan 92.6%, Euronesians (persons of European and Polynesian blood) 7%, Europeans 0.4% (2001 census).
Spoken languages in Samoa
The spoken languages in Samoa are the following: Samoan (Polynesian) (official language), English.
What are the most important religions in Samoa?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 57.4% (Congregationalist 31.8%, Methodist 13.7%, Assembly of God 8%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.9%), Roman Catholic 19.4%, Mormon 15.2%, Worship Centre 1.7%, other Christian 5.5%, other 0.7%, none 0.1%, unspecified 0.1% (2011 estimate).
Further population data of Samoa
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 32.04% (male 32,893 / female 30,847) 15-24 years: 19.89% (male 20,302 / female 19,258) 25-54 years: 35.95% (male 36,889 / female 34,631) 55-64 years: 6.52% (male 6,602 / female 6,364) 65 years and over: 5.6% (male 4,843 / female 6,297) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Samoa is 0.59% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Samoa the birth rate is 20.6 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.3 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 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 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 Samoa are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 7.2% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Samoa
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; The economy of Samoa has traditionally been dependent on development aid, family remittances from overseas, tourism, agriculture, and fishing. It has a nominal GDP of $780 million. Agriculture, including fishing, employs roughly two-thirds of the labor foThe country is vulnerable to devastating storms. In September 2009, an earthquake and the resulting tsunami severely damaged Samoa and nearby American Samoa, disrupting transportation and power generation, and resulting in about 200 deaths. In December 20The Samoan Government has called for deregulation of the country's financial sector, encouragement of investment, and continued fiscal discipline, while at the same time protecting the environment. Foreign reserves are relatively healthy and inflation is.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Samoa is $876 million (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Samoa is 3% (2016 estimate) 1.6% (2015 estimate) 1.2% (2014 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 Samoa this is $5,400 (2016 estimate) $5,300 (2015 estimate) $5,200 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Samoa produces?
The main agricultural products of Samoa are coconuts, nonu, bananas, taro, yams, coffee, cocoa.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are food processing, building materials, auto parts. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on food processing, building materials, auto parts.
Drinking water source in Samoa
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 97.5% of population, rural: 99.3% of population, total: 99% of population. Unimproved: urban: 2.5% of population, rural: 0.7% of population, total: 1% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Samoa
In Samoa the average number of childbirth is 2.77 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Samoa
The average age of the population is total: 23.9 years; male: 23.7 years, female: 24.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Samoa it is 21 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 Samoa is -9.5 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Samoa. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years.
Is Samoa a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Samoa
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Samoa density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in 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 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 Samoa is 41.6% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Samoa? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Samoa are occasional typhoons; active volcanismvolcanism: Savai'I Island (elev. 1,858 m), which last erupted in 1911, is historically active.
More interesting facts about Samoa
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Samoa: 1 January 1962 (from New Zealand-administered UN trusteeship).
The flag and other symbols of 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, red with a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side quadrant bearing five white five-pointed stars representing the Southern Cross constellation; red stands for courage, blue represents freedom, and white signifies purity.
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 Samoa: Southern Cross constellation (five, five-pointed stars); national colors: red, white, blue.
Constitution of 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 the 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 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 Samoa is mixed legal system of English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts with respect to fundamental rights of the citizen.
It was Aristotle, who founded 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 defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Samoa, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Legislative Assembly or Fono (49 seats; 47 members - traditional family chiefs or matai and 2 members - part-Samoan or non-Samoan - directly elected by simple majority vote; members serve 5-year terms)elections: election last held on 4 March 2016 (next election to be held no later than March 2021)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - HRPP 44, Tautua Samoa 3, independents 2.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in 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 Samoa the labor force is 49,180 (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Samoa is total: 19 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 22.4 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 15.5 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Samoa is N/A %.
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 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 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 Samoa the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Samoa
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Samoa is; revenues: $233 million, expenditures: $271.8 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 26.6% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Samoa is June 1 - May 31.
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 Samoa
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 2% (2016 estimate), 0.7% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 9.4% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Samoa
Samoa, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Samoa is: $24 million (2013 estimate), $27.5 million (2014 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: fish, coconut oil and cream, nonu, copra, taro, automotive parts, garments, beer.
The most important export partners of Samoa are the American Samoa 57.1%, Australia 17.2% (2015).
The most important imported products are: machinery and equipment, industrial supplies, foodstuffs, and the countries from where the import is coming: Fiji 22.6%, NZ 18.8%, China 15.8%, South Korea 7.9%, Australia 6%, US 5.6%, Singapore 5.2% (2015).
Renewable energies used in 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. Samoa, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 28.6% 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 Samoa, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Samoa; adequatedomestic: combined fixed-line and mobile-cellular teledensity roughly 60 telephones per 100 personsinternational: country code - 685; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean) (2015).
Transport infrastructure in 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 Samoa: 4 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Samoa: total: 2,337 km, paved: 332 km, unpaved: 2,005 km (2001).
The total length of the waterways in Samoa: N/A.
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Facts & data about Samoa
Name of the country: conventional long form: Independent State of Samoa, conventional short form: Samoa, local long form: Malo Sa'oloto Tuto'atasi o Samoa, local short form: Samoa, former: Western Samoa. Note: 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: Samoa||Geographic coordinates:
13 35 S, 172 20 W
|Country location: Oceania|
|Capital of Samoa: Apia||GPS of the Capital:
13 49 S 171 46 W
|Position: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand|
|Land area: total: 2,831 sq km; land: 2,821 sq km, water: 10 sq km||Terrain: two main islands (Savaii, Upolu) and several smaller islands and uninhabited islets; narrow coastal plain with volcanic, rugged mountains in interior
||Area comparative: slightly smaller than Rhode Island|
|Population: 198,926 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.59% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.07 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 1.07 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.77 male(s) / female, total population: 1.04 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $24 million (2013 estimate), $27.5 million (2014 estimate)||Imports: $325.3 million (2013 estimate), $341.3 million (2014 estimate)||Import partners: Fiji 22.6%, NZ 18.8%, China 15.8%, South Korea 7.9%, Australia 6%, US 5.6%, Singapore 5.2% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 19.1% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): APIA (capital) 37,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 23.9 years; male: 23.7 years, female: 24.2 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 50,000. Percent of population: 25.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 10,886. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 6 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 113,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 57 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: N/A %||Nationality: Samoan(s) adjective: Samoan||National holidays: Independence Day Celebration, 1 June (1962)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.7 years. Male: 70.8 years, female: 76.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.77 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 20.6 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 99%; male: 99.1%, female: 98.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and customary law; judicial review of legislative acts with respect to fundamental rights of the citizen||Suffrage: 21 years of age, universal|
|Industries: food processing, building materials, auto parts||Industrial production growth rate: 6.4% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 3% (2016 estimate) 1.6% (2015 estimate) 1.2% (2014 estimate)|
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