Where is Samoa?

Located in Oceania, Samoa is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Samoa is an Oceanian country covering 2,831.00 km2 of which 0.35% is water and 2,821.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 29th smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 13 35 S, 172 20 W and Apia is the capital city.

The name "Samoa" translates into "Holy Center".

Its ISO code is WS.

Geography

Samoa has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Pacific Ocean. Its highest elevation is Mount Silisili which is 1,857m above tall.

It has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm summers. Its terrain is mostly volcanic and rugged.

Population

Samoa has a population of 198,926 making it the 183rd largest in the world.

Samoan is the official language spoken. The majority of the popupulation is reported as having Samoan ethnicity. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 685.

Government

Samoa is an independent country. It gained independence in 1962, from New Zealand-administered United Nations trusteeship. Its constitution was last ratified in 1960.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Samoa's GDP is $1,046,000,000.00 (USD) with $5,400.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 202nd largest economy and its citizens the 160th richest in the world. The currency of Samoa is the Tala (WST).

Its major export partners are American Samoa and Australia. Its main exports are fish, coconut oil and cream, nonu, and copra. Its major import partners are Fiji, New Zealand, and China. Its major imports include machinery and equipment, industrial supplies, and foodstuffs.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017