Place:American Samoa


NameAmerican Samoa
Alt namesAmerika Samoasource: Wikipedia
Amerikaans Samoasource: Engels Woordenboek (1987) I, 22
Amerikanisch-Samoasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
Eastern Samoasource: Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 336; Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) p 44
Samoasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-151
Samoa Americanasource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
Samoa américainessource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) p 319
Coordinates14.317°S 170.5°W
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Island group
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Samoa.[1]

American Samoa consists of five main islands and two coral atolls. The largest and most populous island is Tutuila, with the Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory. American Samoa is part of the Samoan Islands chain, located west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and some 300 miles (500 km) south of Tokelau. To the west are the islands of the Wallis and Futuna group.

The 2010 census showed a total population of 55,519 people. The total land area is , slightly more than Washington, D.C. American Samoa is the southernmost territory of the U.S. and one of two U.S. territories (with Jarvis Island) south of the Equator. Tuna and tuna products are the main exports, and the main trading partner is the United States.

During the 1918 flu pandemic, the 12th governor of American Samoa John Martin Poyer quarantined the territory to stop the spread of the pandemic entering American Samoa. Because of his actions, no deaths occurred making American Samoa one of the few places in the world with this distinction.

American Samoa is noted for having the highest rate of military enlistment of any US state or territory.

American Samoans are bilingual and can fluently speak English and Samoan or Gagana Fa'asāmoa. This is the same language spoken in independent Samoa.


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