American Samoa

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.

Know before you go

CAPITAL: Pago Pago

LANGUAGE: Samoan

COUNTRY CODE: AS

ELECTRICITY: 120/240V, 60Hz
To power any electrical item an international adapter or a two pin plug is required

POPULATION: 55,165

CURRENCY: US$ Dollar

DIALLING CODE: +684

TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC -11

American Samoa Climate

The islands have a wet tropical climate, the tropical cyclone season normally runs from November to April. Yearly rainfall averages over 200 inches (510 centimetres). Temperatures range from 70 to 90°F (21 to 32°C).

Travel Warning

Most visits to American Samoa are trouble-free. Although there’s no recent history of terrorism in the country, attacks can’t be ruled out. You should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be in public areas, including those frequented by foreign travellers.

Information provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK www.fco.gov.uk

American Samoa in depth

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