American Samoa

Presidential democracy (self-governing territory of the US)

American Samoa
Local name:
Sāmoa Amelika
199 km²
Pago Pago
American Samoa on the world map


American Samoa is an island state in the South Pacific 70 km east of Samoa. The dwarf state has a total area of only 199 km² (77 mi²) and a total coastline of 116 km (72.1 mi). This land area is about 1.1 times the size of Washington, D.C. American Samoa is thus one of the smallest countries in Oceania by area and ranked 219th worldwide.

The island group consists of about 10 islands. American Samoa has no direct neighbors. The distance between New York City and the Capital Pago Pago is about 11,610 km (7,214 mi).


Birth rate:
12.7 ‰
Death rate:
5.6 ‰
49.5% : 50.5%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid American Samoa 2021
The currency in American Samoa is the US dollar (USD).
1 Dollar is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 05/23/2023
1 Euro = 1.08 Dollars
1 Dollar = 0.93 Euro

The climate in American Samoa

In American Samoa, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lower. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 29 and 31 degrees. In the colder months, and depending in the region, the temperature drops to 25 °C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures
Average daytime and nighttime temperatures in American Samoa


Official languages:
Samoan, English

Mother tongueDistribution
Samoan90.6 %
English2.9 %
Tongan2.4 %
other4.1 %


Roman Catholics20.0%


GDP:709.00 M $
Exportations:428.0 M $
Importations:615.0 M $
Tourism receipts:22.00 M $
Unemployment rate:29.8 %
Energy consumption:151.0 M kWh

American Samoa is considered one of the most dangerous countries worldwide.

Land use

58% Urban areas:116 km²
25% Agricultural areas:49 km²
86% Forest:170 km²


Roadways:241 km

Most important cities

Pago Pago / CapitalEastern District3,660
TafunaWestern District11,000
LeoneWestern District4,050
FaleniuWestern District3,200
AuaEastern District2,120
MapusagafouWestern District2,050
FagatogoEastern District1,870
VaitogiWestern District1,440
MalaeimiWestern District1,260
VailoataiWestern District1,140
TaulagaSwains Island37

Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

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