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  General and Old World HistoryAustralia/OceaniaSamoan Islands
Territory of American Samoa

map of SamoaTotal Area 77 sq mi (199 sq km)
Highest Point Lata Mountain; 3,163 ft (964 m)
Lowest Point Pacific Ocean, 0 ft (0 m)
Natural Resources pumice, pumicite

Nationality American Samoan
Population (July 2013 est)
Ethnic Groups Samoan, Asian, mixed, white
Religions Christian Congregationalist, Roman Catholic, Protestant
Languages Samoan, English, Tongan

Capital Pago Pago
Form of Government unincorporated and unorganized territory of the United States
Current Constitution Adopted June 2, 1966
Chief of State U.S. President Barack Obama (since January 20, 2009)
Head of Government Governor
Lolo Matalasi Moliga (since January 3, 2013)
Legislature bicameral Legislative Assembly (Fono)
Judiciary High Court

Currency U.S. Dollar
Per Capita Income
Industries tuna canneries, handicrafts
Agricultural Products
bananas, coconuts, vegetables, taro, breadfruit, yams, copra, pineapples, papayas; dairy products, livestock
Export Commodities canned tuna
Import Commodities materials for canneries, food, petroleum products, machinery and parts

National Holiday Flag Day; April 17 (1900)
Flag 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" and a coconut fiber fly whisk known as a "Fue"

flag of American Samoa

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