Area: 198 sq km
Population: 55 312 inhab. (estimate 2019)
Density: 279.35 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: Lemanu Peleti Mauga (Dem), since 3 January 2021
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 (% - 2020)
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 years27.7%2020
15-29 years26.5%2020


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Economy

Economy - General data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Agricultural prod. index (2004-06=100)115.77index2016
Balance of trade- 169M US$2020
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 land22.182%2018
forests77.818%2018
Agriculture - products - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava0.0731000 t2018
roots and tubers, total11.5221000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cabbages0.2231000 t2018
cucumbers0.2891000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Pulses
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
beans, green0.1051000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts7.3361000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Aromatics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cocoa0.0011000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Industrial crops
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
sugar cane0.031000 t2018
tobacco0.0011000 t2013
Agriculture - products - Fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
fruits, total1.5471000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Citrus fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
citrus fruits0.0321000 t2018
citrus fruits, nes0.0321000 t2018
Agriculture - products - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.8441000 t2018
pineapples0.6311000 t2018
Agriculture - areas harvested - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cassava0.0131000 ha2018
taro2.8241000 ha2018
Agriculture - areas harvested - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cabbages0.0881000 ha2018
cucumbers0.0611000 ha2018
Agriculture - areas harvested - Pulses
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
beans, green0.0391000 ha2018
Agriculture - areas harvested - Coconut palm
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconuts2.3961000 ha2018
Agriculture - areas harvested - Aromatics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cocoa0.0191000 ha2018
Agriculture - areas harvested - Industrial crops
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
sugar cane0.0321000 ha2018
Agriculture - areas harvested - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.3631000 ha2018
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Livestock - Cattle
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cattle0.1111000 heads2018
cattle and buffaloes0.1111000 heads2018
Livestock - Pigs
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
pigs10.51000 heads2018
Livestock - Poultry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
birds41$1000 heads2018
Livestock - Livestock products
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
eggs0.0361000 t2018
hides and skins0.0011000 t2018
Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
crustaceans and molluscs1$t2019
freshwater fishes20$t2019
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Energy

Electric energy - Generated
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal163M kWh2018
non-renewable electricity generation100%2018
Electric energy - Installed capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal42$1000 kW2018
- other renew.5.071000 kW2019
Electric energy - Total production and capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
total net generation163M kWh2018
total installed capacity47.071000 kW2018
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Industry

Industry - Food and beverages
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
coconut oil0.071000 t2014
vegetable oils0.071000 t2014
Industry - Various
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
manufacturing production89$M US$2018
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Trade

Merchandise Export
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
2020431M US$ -
2019437M US$ -
Merchandise Import
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
2020600M US$ -
2019635M US$ -
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Tourism

International Tourism
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Number of arrivals20 200units2018
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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
Access to improved drinking-water source99.774%2017
Access to improved sanitation54.455%2017
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