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American Samoa

Amerika Sāmoa / Sāmoa Amelika
Flag of American Samoa
Motto: 
Anthem: 
Location of American Samoa
CapitalPago Pago1 (de facto), Fagatogo (seat of government)
Official languagesEnglish,
Samoan
Demonym(s)American Samoan
GovernmentUnincorporated territory of the United States
• President
Barack Obama (D)
• Governor
Togiola Tulafono (D)
Ipulasi Aitofele Sunia (D)
Unincorporated territory of the United States
1899

1900

1904
• Annexation of Swains Island

1925
Area
• Total
199 km2 (77 sq mi) (212th)
• Water (%)
0
Population
• 2010 census
55,519 (208th)
• Density
326/km2 (844.3/sq mi) (35th)
GDP (PPP)2007 estimate
• Total
$537 million (188th)
• Per capita
$7,874 (98th)
CurrencyUS dollar (USD)
Time zoneUTC-11 (Samoa Standard Time (SST))
Calling code+1-684
ISO 3166 codeAS
Internet TLD.as
  1. Fagatogo is identified as the seat of government.
American Samoa on a map of the world

American Samoa is a territory of the United States in Samoan Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean.

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 noted harbor of Pago Pago - the following year. The western islands are now the independent state of Samoa. Though technically considered "unorganized" in that the US Congress has not passed an Organic Act for the territory, American Samoa is self-governing under a constitution that became effective on July 1, 1967.

The capital is Pago Pago, but the seat of government is Fagatogo.

Other websites

Media related to American Samoa at Wikimedia Commons American Samoa travel guide from Wikivoyage