American Samoa

American Samoa Overview

American Samoa is territory of the United States of America, about 2,300 miles southwest of Hawaii. Six of the territory’s seven islands are divided among three groups Tutuila and Aunuu; Ofu, Olosega, and Tau (the Manua group); and Rose. These islands are in the Samoan chain. The seventh, Swains Island, lies 200 miles north.

The largest and most important island is Tutuila. Pago Pago, the capital of American Samoa, lies on Tutuila on one of the best and most beautiful harbours in the South Pacific. Pago Pago is the territory’s only port and urban centre.

CLIMATE

The islands have a wet tropical climate. Yearly rainfall averages over 200 inches (510 centimetres). Temperatures range from 70 to 90 °F (21 to 32 °C).

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Pago Pago
POPULATION: 57,496
LANGUAGE: Samoan
CURRENCY: US Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 120/240V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: AS
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +684
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -11