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American Samoa


American Samoa, officially Territory of American Samoa, is an unincorporated territory of the USA consisting of the eastern part of the Samoan archipelago, located in the south-central Pacific Ocean. The territory, which is part of Polynesia, includes the six Samoan islands. It also includes the inhabited islands of Tutuila, Tau, Olosega, Ofu, and Aunuu, along with an uninhabited coral atoll named Rose Atoll. The largest and most populous island is Tutuila with 55,212 inhabitants in 2020. The great majority of the population is ethnically Samoan; there are tiny minorities of Tongan and Filipino origin and of people of mixed ethnicity. Its governor is Lemanu Peleti Mauga.

American Samoa’s climate is tropical, and precipitation is ample. Rainforests with tall ferns and trees cover the mountainous interiors of the islands. Plantations of taro, coconut, and other food crops are located on the coasts. Nevertheless, the islands are not rich in animal life.

The Samoan islands were settled by Polynesians about 1000 B.C. The Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen sighted Samoa in 1722. In 1878, the United States signed a treaty for the establishment of a naval station in Pago Pago Harbor. An 1899 agreement between colonial powers divided Samoa into spheres of influence: Germany gained control of the western islands, and the United States took the eastern islands. In 1951, control of the territory was transferred to the U.S. Department of the Interior. The U.S. government appointed a governor who had full powers to administer the territory.

The economy is based on services and manufacturing, but tourism is a major industry too.

If you want information about your city in American Samoa, click on the American Samoa city names or American Samoa town names below:

Complete List of Cities in American Samoa

  • TAFUNA

    Tafuna is a Village in Western district with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • NU'UULI

    Nu'uuli is a Village in Eastern district with -10 000 inhabitants.

  • PAGO PAGO

    Pago Pago is a Village in Eastern district with -5 000 inhabitants.

  • LEONE

    Leone is a Village in Western district with -4 000 inhabitants.

  • ILI'ILI

    Ili'ili is a Village in Western district with -3 000 inhabitants.

  • PAVA'IA'I

    Pava'ia'i is a Village in Western district with -2 500 inhabitants.

  • AUA

    Aua is a Village in Eastern district with -2 500 inhabitants.

  • FAGATOGO

    Fagatogo is a Village in Eastern district with -2 500 inhabitants.

  • FALENIU

    Faleniu is a Village in Western district with -2 500 inhabitants.

  • MAPUSAGAFOU

    Mapusagafou is a Village in Western district with -2 000 inhabitants.

  • VAITOGI

    Vaitogi is a Village in Western district with -1 500 inhabitants.

  • MALAEIMI

    Malaeimi is a Village in Western district with -1 500 inhabitants.

  • FAGA'ALU

    Faga'alu is a Village in Eastern district with -1 500 inhabitants.

  • VAILOATAI

    Vailoatai is a Village in Western district with -1 000 inhabitants.

  • LAULI'I

    Lauli'i is a Village in Eastern district with -1 000 inhabitants.

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