Samoa

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Samoa

Parliamentary republic, independant since 1962

Region:
Polynesia
Area:
2,840 km²
Further names:
Westsamoa
Local name:
Samoa
Capital:
Apia
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Timezones
Sunrise + Sunset
Climate
Tourism
Infrastructure + Transport
Economy
Inflation Rates
Energy consumption
Telecommunication
Refugees
Country comparison
Current time in Samoa:

The countrywide time in Samoa is West Samoa Time (WST).
As in many countries far away from the equator, there is a daylight saving time in summer.
So the difference to Greenwich Mean Time is usually +13 hours in summer and +14 hours in winter.

Timezones and clock changesSunrise and sunset

Population

196,440
69.17
Ø 72.0 years
Life expectancy females:
Ø 78.3 years
Birthrate:
24.7 ‰
Deathrate:
5.0 ‰
Males/Females:
51.6% : 48.4%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Samoa 2017
The currency in Samoa is Tala (WST).
1 Tala is divided into 100 Sene.
Status: 09/20/2018
1 US Dollar = 2.62 Tala
1 Tala = 0.38 US Dollar

The climate in Samoa

In 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 lesser. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 31 and 33 degrees. In the colder months, the average night temperatures drop down to 23 °C.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

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Languages

Official language:
Samoan, English

mother tonguedistribution
Samoa-English52.0 %
Samoan47.5 %
English0.6 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Congregationalists31.8%
Methodists13.7%
Assemblies of God8.0%
Adventists3.9%
Roman Catholics19.4%
Mormons15.2%
other Christs5.5%
Worship Centre1.7%
other0.8%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:758.28 M €
Exportations:24.3 M €
Importations:302.1 M €
Tourism receipts:113.93 M €
Unemployment rate:8.2 %
Inflation rate:1.30 %
corruption index:52 (moderate)
Energy consumption:118.1 M kWh

Land use

4% Urban areas:108 km²
12% Agricultural areas:350 km²
60% Forest:1,710 km²
0% Water areas:10 km²
23% Others:662 km²

Transport

Roadways:2,337 km
Airports:4

Samoa is an island state in the pacific ocean. The land has a total area of 2,840 km² and a total coastline of 403 km. This area is about 2.2 times the size of Los Angeles. Besides the two main islands, the country has 4 other small islands. Samoa has no direct neighbours. The distance between New York City and the Capital Apia is about 11,670 km.

Most important cities in Samoa

CityRegionPopulation
Apia / CapitalTuamasaga37,000
AsauVaisigano6,640
MulifanuaAiga-i-le-Tai4,510
Faleula 2,590
Siusega 2,230
MalieTuamasaga2,190
Fasito‘outa 2,100
VaiusuTuamasaga2,040
SolosoloAtua1,490
LeulumoegaA'ana1,460
SatapualaA'ana1,410
FalefaAtua1,350
SafotuGagaifomauga1,210
GataivaiPalauli1,140
VailoaPalauli769
A’opoGagaifomauga390
SamameaVa‘a-o-Fonoti89




Political indicators

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

Political stability:
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Death penalty:abolished in 2004



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