Independence Year :
Population : 68000
Life Expectancy : 75.1
Capital : 54
GNP : 334.00
GNP Old : 0.00
Local Name : Amerika Samoa
Government Form : US Territory
Location : Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand.
Climate : Tropical; dry season (May to October), rainy season (November to April).
Ethnic Group : Samoan (Polynesian) 89%, Caucasian 2%, Tongan 4%, other 5%
Religions : Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant and other 30%.
Official Website : www.government.as/
Genral Information - American Samoa
American Samoa is a small archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean and is comprised of five volcanic islands (Tutuila, Ta'u, Ofu, Olosega, Aunu'u, Nu'utele) and two coral atolls (Swain's and Rose Islands). Tutuila contains about two thirds of the total area and is home to 95% of the 64 000 islanders.
In the time of 1000 B.C. Southeast Asian immmigrants arrived in the Samoan islands and from there they settled the rest of Polynesia.
First sparsely contacts with Europeans began in the early 1700s, intensified with the arrival of English missionaries and traders in the 1830s.
International rivalries had been settled by the Treaty of Berlin in 1899 in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion.
Despite of modern influences Samoan people still hold firmly to "Fa'asamoa", the traditional Samoan way, related to their language, dress, food, customs and even property.