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FAQs about Samoa

What is the capital of Samoa?

Apia is the capital and the largest city of Samoa with a population of 37,708. The city is located on the central-north coast of Upolu, Samoa's second-largest island.

It has been the official capital of Samoa since 1959. Apia Harbor is by far the largest and busiest harbor in Samoa. International shipping with containers, LPG gas, and fuels all dock here.

Where is Samoa?

Samoa is a group of islands in Oceania, situated in the south Pacific Ocean. It is located approximately midway between the islands of Hawaii and New Zealand.

How many islands make up Samoa?

Samoa consists of seven islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about 4,800 miles southwest of San Francisco.

What are the administrative divisions of Samoa?

Samoa is made up of eleven political districts known as itumalo. Each district has its own constitutional foundation (faavae) based on the traditional order of title precedence found in each district's faalupega (traditional salutations).

Who is the Prime Minister of Samoa?

Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi is the Prime Minister.

What currency is used in Samoa?

The currency of Samoa is the Samoan tālā, issued and regulated by the Central Bank of Samoa.

What is the official language of Samoa?

Samoan, a Polynesian language, is the first language of Samoa. English, French, Tokelauan are other languages spoken on a regular basis in Samoa.

What is the religion of Samoa?

Nearly 100% of the population of Samoa is Christian. There are also members of other religions such as Islam and the Baha'i Faith.

Which country ruled Samoa from World War I until independence in 1962?

Samoa was the first Pacific island country to attain independence. New Zealand ruled the country prior its independence. Samoa still retains very close ties with New Zealand, and there are many Samoans living in New Zealand, especially in Auckland's southern suburbs. Since 1899, Samoa had been a German colony, but on 29 August 1914, New Zealand troops landed and seized the islands unopposed, having been asked to perform this "great and urgent imperial service" by Britain.

What is considered Samoa's most important manufactured export?

Canned tuna is the most important manufactured export. The United States is the principal trading partner for Samoa. Products exported from the territory to the U.S. are duty-free.