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American Samoa and its small group of islands were first settled by the Polynesians some 3,000 years ago. In 1722 they were discovered by Jacob Roggeveen, a Dutch explorer.

In 1900 it became an unorganized U.S. territory, and in fact, it's today the only U.S. territory located south of the Equator.

These rugged islands (fringed by reefs) have narrow coastal plains. All are volcanic in origin.

The beautiful city of Pago Pago (the capital), pronounced (pãng'ó pãng'ó), has a magnificent harbor ringed by densely forested mountains. The outer islands are widely considered some of the most beautiful in the South Pacific.

While there is a strong American influence in the islands, American Samoans proudly retain their cultural heritage.

The local economy revolves around the long-established fishing industry, U.S. government jobs and the ever increasing tourism business.

Samoa, a neighboring independent country, shares the same culture, and much of the same history. For additional info about American Samoa, go here.

Facts and Figures

arrow Official Name American Samoa, an unincorporated and unorganized territory of the US

arrow Population 57,794

arrow Capital City Paga Pago (4,100)

arrow Languages Samoan, English

arrow Official Currency US Dollar

arrow Currency Converter here

arrow Religions Christian Congregationalist, others

arrow Land Area 199 sq km (76.8 sq miles)

arrow Latitude/Longitude 14º 20S, 170º 00W

arrow Highest Point Mt. Lata, at 3,166 ft. (966 m)



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arrow American Samoa Large Color Map here

arrow American Samoa Map CIA version here

arrow Tutuila Outline Map here

arrow American Samoa Maps at UT here

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arrow American Samoa (Complete) information on the (GDP) overall economy, imports and exports, resources, government, population, military, transportation, and more here

arrow American Samoa Government here

arrow American Samoa National Park here

arrow American Samoa Photos here

arrow American Samoa Tourism here

arrow Climate Tropical conditions throughout the year with two distinct seasons.

During the rainy season (December to April), temps rise to 90 degrees and heavy rainfall on a daily basis is the norm. Hot temperatures are usually moderated by the Pacific Ocean trade winds.

(May to November) is cooler and drier with highs in the 80s. Evenings are cool and often breezy.

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