map of American Samoa AMERICAN SAMOA

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
 
official name (short form): American Samoa
country code ISO: AS //; - FIPS: AQ
location: Oceania, Pacific
time zone: -11 UT
surface (land) area: 194,8 - 199 sq.km = 75,2 - 77 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: 233 sq.km = 90 sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North: 10° S / South: 17° S / East: 167° W / West: 172° W
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): none
climate: tropical maritime
Government
independent since: 1900
type of government: unincorporated territory of the United States
capital: Pago Pago (agglomeration): Fagatogo (administrative and judicial), Utulei (executive)
administrative division: district (3)
Population
population according to the last two censuses (1990): 46,773 //; - (2000): 57,291
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 65,446 //; or: ; 2001: 68,000 //; or: 2002:
population density: per 342 sq.km = per 850 sq.mi
population growth: 2,4% //; - doubling time: years
birth rate: 41 per 1000
death rate: 4 per 1000
fertility rate: 5 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (in the first year of life): per 1000
infant mortality (from 1st - 4th year of life): 11 per 1000
life expectancy: 72 years (male: 69; female: 74)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 38,1% //; - 15-59 years: 56,5% //; - 60+ years : 5,4%
urbanisation: 33% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Samoan 90%, Caucasian 2%, Tongan 2%
languages: Samoan, English
religious affiliation: Christian: Congregational 55%, Roman Catholic 19%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: 100%
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 42% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: US dollar = 100 cents
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD 2600 per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD 5200 per capita
import: USD 427 per capita //; - export: USD 488 per capita
trade: USD 281 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: US AU JP NZ
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: 41%
unemployment: %
tourism: 21000
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 20% //; - grass land: 5% //; - wooded area: 70% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: 2% //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: fishing, coconuts, taro, bananas, melons, vegetables, fruits
livestock (1000s): pigs: 11, or 35 / poultry: 37, or 60
fish catch: 474 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: 34% //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: fish processing: tinned fish, mainly tuna canneries
mining products: pumice, pumicite
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: 64% //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita): 927
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 151 km //; - of which paved: % //; - of which are motorways: km
vehicles: 5000 // international license plate: USA [?]
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: per 1000 // international dialling code: +684
ownership radio receivers: per 1000
ownership tv-sets: per 1000
newspaper circulation: 51 per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: Lata Mt. 966 m, Olotania Crater 903, Matafao 653, Piamafura Mt 639, N. Pioa 524
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none
lakes (artificial reservoirs): unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: of no importance
canals: unknown
waterfalls: unknown
caves: longest system: unknown / deepest:
islands: 5 volcanic islands and 2 atolls: Tutuila, Ta'u, Ofu, Olosega, Aunu'u, Rose, Swain's Island
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
 
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV FW PW WA WB WR, and some - local national or international - statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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