Samoa

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Samoa on World Map

Continent – Australasia, Oceania

Region – Pacific Islands

Size – 2,821 km²

Geography – collection of volcanic, mountainous islands with coastal plains

Language – Samoan (official), English

Religion – Protestant 57.4%, Roman Catholic 19.4%, Mormon 15.2%, other 8%

Monetary Unit – Samoan Tala

Natural Resources – hardwood forests, fish, hydropower

Agriculture – coconuts, nonu, bananas, taro, yams, coffee, cocoa

Industry – food processing, building materials, auto parts

Map of Samoa

Neighbouring Countries – None

Population –  197,773 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.58%

Average Life Expectancy – 73.46

Capital City – Apia (37,000)

Highest Mountain – Mount Silisili (1,857 m)

Longest River – Vaisigano River

Climate – tropical – hot all year round 24°C – 31°C

Yearly Rainfall – 280 cm (approx) mostly November to May

Plant Life – rainforest vegetation, ferns, teuila, mangrove forests, pandanus, Barringtonia, hibiscus

Animal Life – fruit bat, rat, flying fox, snakes, lizards, gecko

Bird Life – tooth-billed pigeon, doves, parrots, pigeons, wild duck

Marine Life – coral, marine and tropical fish, turtles

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Samoa. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/samoa.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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