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Independent State of Samoa

Malo Sa'oloto Tuto'atasi o Samoa

Location a group of islands in the South Pacific, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand

location of Samoa

Total Area 1,093 sq mi (2,944 sq km)
Highest Point Mauga Silisili; 6,021 ft (1,857 m)
Lowest Point Pacific Ocean, 0 ft (0 m)
Natural Resources hardwood forests, fish, hydropower

map of Samoa

Nationality Samoan
Population (July 2013 est)
Ethnic Groups Samoan, Euronesians, Europeans
Religions Congregationalist, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Latter-Day Saints, Assembly of God, Seventh-Day Adventist, Worship Centre
Languages Samoan, English

Capital Apia
Present Constitution Adopted January 1, 1962
Form of Government parliamentary democracy
Chief of State Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II (since July 21, 2017)
Head of Government Prime Minister Tuila'epa Lupesoliai Sailele Mailelegaoi (since November 23, 1998)
Cabinet appointed by the Chief of State
Legislature unicameral Legislative Assembly (Fono)
Judiciary Court of Appeal; Supreme Court; District Court; Land and Titles Court
Administrative Divisions 11 districts

Currency Tala
Per Capita Income
Industries food processing, building materials, auto parts
Agricultural Products
coconuts, bananas, taro, yams, coffee, cocoa
Export Commodities fish, coconut oil and cream, copra, taro, automotive parts, garments, beer
Import Commodities machinery and equipment, industrial supplies, foodstuffs

Independence Achieved January 1, 1962
From a New Zealand-administered United Nations trusteeship
National Holiday Independence Day Celebration; June 1 (1962)
Flag red with a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side quadrant bearing five white five-pointed stars representing the Southern Cross constellation

flag of the Independent State of Samoa

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