American Samoa

Continent – Oceania

Region – South Pacific Ocean

Size – 199 km2

Geography – Comprises of five volcanic islands and two coral atolls

Language – Samoan, English

Religion – 98.3% Christian, 1.7% Other

Monetary Unit – United States dollar (USD)

Natural Resources – Pumice, pumicite

Agriculture – Bananas, coconuts, taro, breadfruit, vegetables, copra, pineapples, yams, papayas, dairy products, livestock

Industry – Tuna canneries (largely dependent on foreign fishing vessels), handicrafts

Neighboring Countries – None (island group)

Population – 54,343 (2015 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.1%

Capital City – Pago Pago (population 3,656)

Highest Mountain – Highest point: Ta’u, Lata Mountain (966 m)

Yearly Rainfall – About 2500 mm in the flat atolls, 3000 to 4000 mm in the volcanic islands, can exceed 5000 mm in the hilly and mountainous areas

Plant Life – Rainforests, red ginger, ferns, moss-laden hardwoods, coconut plantations

Animal Life – Flying foxes, fruit bats

Bird Life – 65 species including tropicbirds, boobies, frigatebirds, herons, egrets, pigeons, doves, parrots, cuckoos

Aquatic Life – Green, hawksbill, leatherback and olive ridley sea turtles, humpback and sperm whales, several types of dolphins

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