Territory of American Samoa
Teritori o Amerika Sāmoa (Samoan)
Motto: "Samoa, Let God Be First"
"Sāmoa, Muamua Le Atua" (Samoan)
|Status||Unincorporated and unorganized territory|
and largest village
|Demonym(s)||American Samoan (official)|
|Government||Territorial presidential constitutional republic|
|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|
|199 km2 (77 sq mi) (unranked)|
• Water (%)
• 2016 estimate
• 2010 census
|272/km2 (704.5/sq mi) (n/a)|
|GDP (PPP)||2013 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||United States dollar (USD)|
|Time zone||UTC-11 (Samoa Standard Time (SST))|
|Calling code||+1 684|
|ISO 3166 code||AS|
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.
References[change | change source]
- "American Samoa GDP – per capita (PPP) – Economy". www.indexmundi.com.
- "Samoa switches to driving on left". September 8, 2009 – via bbc.co.uk.
- CIA World Factbook, App.D