Area: 198 sq km
Population: 55 641 inhab. (estimate 2017)
Density: 281.02 inhab./sq km
Coordinates: lat. 10° - 17° S; long. 172° - 167° W
Capital: Pago Pago (chief town) 3 656 inhab. (2010); Pago Pago 48 000 inhab. (2014), urban agglomeration; Fagatogo (seat of government) 1 737 inhab. (2010);
Currency: US dollar (100 cents)
Governor: Lolo Letalu Matalasi Moliga (indep.), since 3 January 2013
Internet: www.census.gov (U.S. Census Bureau)
Member of  SPC

American Samoa

American Samoa, Amerika Samoa
Useful information

GMT  -11
DST  not applied


Politics and current affairs

Geography.
An archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, American Samoa comprises the islands of Tutuila (area 140 km²; pop. 53 923), Aunu’u (area 1.6 km²; pop. 436), the Manu’a Islands (area 56.7 km²; pop. 1143), known as Ta’u, Ofu and Olosega, and the uninhabited Rose Atoll (area 0.1 km²). They are mainly of volcanic origin and are surrounded by coral reefs.

American Samoa has the status of “unincorporated territory” of the USA. Legislative power lies in the hands of the Legislative Assembly (20 members elected directly for two years, plus a non-voting delegate from Swains Island) and the Senate (18 members elected for four years from among the tribal chiefs of the islands). Since 1925, Swains Island (area 1.5 km2, pop. 17 in 2010) is administered by American Samoa.

Administrative division

Administrative division
DistrictAREAINHABITANTSYEAR
Eastern66.6 sq km23 030 inhab.2010
Manu’a Islands57.7 sq km1 143 inhab.2010
Cities
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Tafuna7 945inhab.2010
Pago Pago3 656inhab.2010
Urban agglomerations
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Pago Pago48 000inhab.2014
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Population

Population by age and gender (% - 2018)
75+
60-74
45-59
30-44
15-29
0-14
MALEAGEFEMALE
Demographic statistics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Birth rate22.92015
Death rate4.82015
Ethnic groups
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Samoan88.9%2010
other6%2010


Religions
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Protestant59.5%2010
Catholic19.7%2010


Languages
DESCRIPTION
English (official)
Samoan (official)
Population by selected age groups
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
0-14 years29.6%2018
15-29 years26.5%2018


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Economy

Economy - General data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Agricultural prod. index (2004-06=100)115.77index2016
Balance of trade- 200M US$2018
Economy - Employment
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Active population18 387units2010
Economy - Unemployment
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Unemployment rate9.2%2010
Employment by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture26.1%2014
industry and services73.9%2014
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Agriculture

Land use
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
arable land21.84%2015
forests78.16%2015
Agriculture - products - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava0.1021000 t2017
roots and tubers, total12.0751000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cabbages0.2091000 t2017
cucumbers0.381000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Pulses
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
beans, green0.1291000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts7.1051000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Aromatics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cocoa0.0011000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Industrial crops
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
sugar cane0.0321000 t2017
tobacco0.0011000 t2013
Agriculture - products - Fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
fruits, total1.3931000 t2014
Agriculture - products - Citrus fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
citrus fruits0.0321000 t2017
citrus fruits, nes0.0321000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.8461000 t2017
pineapples0.6061000 t2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava0.0181000 ha2017
taro2.8641000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cabbages0.0741000 ha2017
cucumbers0.0791000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Pulses
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
beans, green0.0441000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts2.4671000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Aromatics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cocoa0.0191000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Industrial crops
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
sugar cane0.0331000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.3591000 ha2017
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Livestock - Cattle
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cattle0.1111000 heads2017
cattle and buffaloes0.1111000 heads2017
Livestock - Pigs
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
pigs10.51000 heads2017
Livestock - Poultry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
birds401000 heads2017
Livestock - Livestock products
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
eggs0.0351000 t2017
hides and skins0.0011000 t2013
Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
crustaceans and molluscs0t2017
freshwater fishes20t2017
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Energy

Electric energy - Generated
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal169M kWh2016
non-renewable electricity generation100%2016
Electric energy - Installed capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal421000 kW2016
- other renew.11000 kW2016
Electric energy - Total production and capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
total net generation169M kWh2016
total installed capacity431000 kW2016
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Industry

Industry - Food and beverages
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconut oil0.071000 t2014
vegetable oils0.071000 t2014
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Trade

Merchandise Export
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
2018430M US$ -
2017397M US$ -
Merchandise Import
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
2018630M US$ -
2017615M US$ -
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Tourism

International Tourism
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Number of arrivals20 000units2017
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Communications

Communication - Transport
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Civil aviation, passengers carried9891000 units2015
Motor vehicles8 100units2004
Communication - Media and telecommunication
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Mobiles36.5per 1000 pop.2008
Radios944per 1000 pop.2000
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Social and welfare

Other social indicators
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Alcohol consumption per capita0.2litres2008
CO2 emissions0.360M t2016
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