Territory of American Samoa is located in the south of the Oceania Continent, with a population of 54,947, making it the
206th largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Pago Pago with a total population of 11,500. The country
encompasses 199 square kilometers making it the 21
6th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with South
Pacific Ocean.

President Barack Hussein Obama of the United States of America is recognized as the Chief of State and, along with Vice
President Joseph Robinette Biden, Sr., achieves that status by popular vote of an electoral college comprised of the
members of House of Representatives and holds that position for four years and is eligible for a second term. According to
the United States Constitution, citizens of United States territories do not vote for the President or Vice President. Governor
Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga is recognized as the Head of Government and, along with Lieutenant Governor Lemanu Peleti
Mauga, achieves that status through popular vote and holds that position four years. Its form of government is an
unincorporated and unorganized territory of the United States and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 1st of
July 1967.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Samoan, English, Tongan, other Pacific island languages and other
tongues. It counts among its major religions Christian Congregationalist, Roman Catholic, Protestant and other faiths. As
sources of mass communication it has 2 AM, 3 FM and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Lata Mountain, its highest point at 964 meters and the Pacific Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Pacific Ocean, which measures 116 kilometers of coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tuna canneries and handicrafts. Its
official currency is the United States Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about American Samoa. Settled as early as 1000 BCE, Samoa was "discovered" by
European explorers in the 18th century.
Mount Tumutumu (491
meters) on Ofu Island
Tradtional American
Samoan dress
Pago Pago on Tutuila
Island- American
Samoa's capital and
largest city
Traditional American
Samoan bread
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Updated 18 December 2012
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Lata Mountain on Ta'u
Island-  American
Samoa's highest point
Aunu'u Island
Nu'utule Rock, Ofu
Rose Atoll on the
South Pacific Ocean-
American Samoa's
lowest point,  waterway
and eastern and
southernmost point
Shipwreck of the
American Star off the
coast of Pola Island
Sunrise on Ofu and
Olosega Islands
Governor's House in
Pago Pago
Leone Bay on Tutuila
Matafao Peak on
Tutuila Island-
American Samoa's
easternmost point
Pola Tia (Cocks Comb)
off the coast of Tutuila
Tisa's Alega Waterfall
on Tutuila Island
Traditional Samoan
Flower Pot (Fatu Rock)
off the coast of Tutuila
Swain's Atoll- American
Samoa's northernmost
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Aoa Beach on Tutuila
Pago Pago Harbor