American Samoa

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Map of American Samoa
  • TERRITORY OF AMERICAN SAMOA

  • Status: Territory

  • Governor: Lolo Matalasi (2013)

  • Capital (2011 est.): Pago Pago, 64,000

  • Total area: 77 sq mi (199 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 54,517 (growth rate: –0.35%); birth rate: 22.87/1000; infant mortality rate: 8.92/1000; life expectancy: 74.91

  • Languages: Samoan 90.6% (closely related to Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages), English 2.9%, Tongan 2.4%, other Pacific islander 2.1%, other 2% note: most people are bilingual (2000 census)

  • Ethnicity/race: Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 91.6%, Asian 2.8%, white 1.1%, mixed 4.2%, other 0.3% (2000 est.)

  • Religions: Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant and other 30%

  • Literacy rate: 97% (1980 est.)

  • Monetary unit: U.S. dollar

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