American Samoa

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Territory of American Samoa
Teritori o Amerika Sāmoa  (Samoan)
Flag of American Samoa
Seal of American Samoa
Motto: "Samoa, Let God Be First"
"Sāmoa, Muamua Le Atua" (Samoan)
Location of American Samoa
Status Unincorporated and unorganized territory
and largest village
Pago Pago
Official languages English
Common languages
Ethnic groups
Demonym American Samoan (official)
Samoan (colloquial)
Country  United States
Government Territorial presidential constitutional republic
Donald Trump (R)
Lolo Matalasi Moliga (D)
Lemanu Peleti Mauga (D)
Amata Coleman Radewagen (R)
Legislature Fono
House of Representatives
Unincorporated and unorganized territory of the United States
June 14, 1889
December 2, 1899
April 17, 1900
July 16, 1904
March 4, 1925
February 20, 1929
April 27, 1960
• Total
199 km2 (77 sq mi) (unranked)
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
54,194 (n/a)
• 2010 census
• Density
272/km2 (704.5/sq mi) (n/a)
GDP (PPP) 2013 estimate
• Total
$711 million
• Per capita
Currency United States dollar (USD)
Time zone Samoa Standard Time (SST) (UTC-11)
Date format MM/DD/YYYY
Drives on the right[3]
Calling code +1 684
ISO 3166 code AS
Internet TLD .as
American Samoa on a map of the world

American Samoa is a territory of the United States in Samoan Islands, in the South Pacific Ocean.

International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the noted harbor of Pago Pago - the following year. The western islands are now the independent state of Samoa. Though technically considered "unorganized" in that the US Congress has not passed an Organic Act for the territory, American Samoa is self-governing under a constitution that became effective on July 1, 1967.

The capital is Pago Pago, but the seat of government is Fagatogo.

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Media related to American Samoa at Wikimedia Commons American Samoa travel guide from Wikivoyage