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Where is Samoa?

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Located in the continent of Oceania, Samoa covers 2,821 square kilometers of land and 10 square kilometers of water, making it the 179th largest nation in the world with a total area of 2,831 square kilometers.

Samoa became an independent state in 1962, after gaining its sovereignty from New Zealand. The population of Samoa is 194,320 (2012) and the nation has a density of 69 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Samoa is the Tala (WST). As well, the people of Samoa are refered to as Samoan.

The dialing code for the country is 685 and the top level internet domain for Samoan sites is .ws.

Samoa does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Samoa section.

Quick facts

Population 194,320
Density 68.9 / km2 ( 178.4 / mi2 )
Languages English, Samoan
Independence Year 1962
Capital Apia (Tuamasaga)
Currency Tala
GDP 800,586,671 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 4,120 (2014 data)
Land Area 2,821 km2 (1,089 mi2)
Water Area 10 km2 (4 mi2)
Minimum Longitude -172.830
Maximum Longitude -171.400
Mininum Latitude -14.070
Maximum Latitude -13.440

What is the capital of Samoa?

map showing the location of Samoa
Location of Apia on a map.

Apia is the capital city of Samoa. It has a population of 40,407, and is located on a latitue of -13.83 and longitude of -171.77.

Apia is also the political center of Samoa, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Apia, the Capital Of Samoa

City Apia
Country Samoa
Population 40,407
Longitude -171.76666000
Latitude -13.83333000
Elevation 9 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.