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Samoa

Description of Samoa

Samoa located in the southern region of Pacific Ocean. Samoan consists of two major islands which are Savi’i and Upolu, out of which Savi’i is the biggest island in the region of Polynesia. The capital city of the island is Apai Samoa and there is also an international airport located in the island of Upolu. Island Samoa got its independence from New Zeland in 1962 and was admitted to the United Nations in the year 1976.

History Map and Language

On January 1 1962, Western Samoa accomplished its independence from New Zealand.Yet Samoa celebrates its independence day on 1st of June. This is a very major day on the island and is very widely celebrated.

Samoa was initially found by the Dutch voyagers in the south Pacific region in the eighteenth century. Accordingly, it was investigated by the French and British pioneers. In 1847, a consular office was initiated in Apia. In 1853, the United States and in 1861, Germany/Prussia opened a consular office at the same spot. On November 2, 1871, the Government of New Zealand bolstered the takeover of the Samoa Islands by Britain.

Samoa is located on the south of the equator, somewhere between Hawaii and New Zealand in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean. The aggregate area territory is 2,842 Sqkm comprising of the two substantial islands of Upolu and Savai'i which represent 99% of the aggregate area zone, and eight little islets.

Climate and Weather

Samoas atmosphere can be depicted as warm and tropical atmosphere. Temperatures are warm throughout the year and can get hot in the late spring seeing temperature rising till 35°C. Exchange winds from the east-southeast bring year long cooling breezes in late evening and an early night.

The season for tropical downpours is from December through February concurring with the hottest summer months. Samoa is situated in the southern Hemisphere, so summer keeps going from November to February and winter from April to September. On the other hand, there are no critical contrasts in temperature; by and large, the temperatures in the middle of April and September are just somewhat cooler than from November to February.

Culture and Holidays

The conventional Samoan culture, remains as one of the most influence aspect of life and governmental issues of Samoa. In spite of hundreds of years of European impact, Samoa keeps up its authentic traditions, political and social frameworks, and language. Social traditions, for example, Samoa 'ava service is noteworthy and grave ceremonies at critical events which also includes bestowal of matai primary titles. Things of social worth incorporate finely stiched ie toga. Sports wise rugby, cricket and netball are the most widely played. Manu Samoa is their national rugby team which is very widely popular. 

Travelling and Tourism

Samoa is an ideal tropical holiday destination and can be the perfect destination for relaxation. There are many adventure sports and water activities that are carried out on the island for the entertainment of tourists. There are also many good shopping destinations on the Island which offers various stuff for the traveller to shop. The Airport located enjoys good connectivity from all the leading places in the world. There is also a ferry service that is carried out from New Zealand, which can be a preferred mode of transport.  

Some facts about Samoa

Population of country 192,001 people
Area of Samoa 2,944 sq. kilometers
Located on the continent Oceania (OC)
Capital of Samoa Apia
Currency at Samoa Tala (WST)
Domain Zone .ws
Phone country code 685
FIPS code of Samoa WS

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More information about Samoa

Climate of Samoa:
  • tropical
  • rainy season (November to April), dry season (May to October)
Terrain of Samoa:
  • two main islands (Savaii, Upolu) and several smaller islands and uninhabited islets
  • narrow coastal plain with volcanic, rocky, rugged mountains in interior
Samoa also has such useful resources as: hardwood forests, fish, hydropower.

Top cities of Samoa


City Name Population State Coordinates
1 Apia 40,407 people Tuamasaga -13.83333 x -171.76666
2 Vaitele 5,631 people -13.81964 x -171.80253
3 Faleula 2,592 people -13.79456 x -171.83126
4 Siusega 2,226 people -13.84432 x -171.81397
5 Malie 2,189 people -13.80044 x -171.8469
6 Fasito`outa 2,098 people -13.81163 x -171.94063
7 Vaiusu 2,043 people -13.82678 x -171.79332
8 Afenga 1,895 people -13.79726 x -171.85308
9 Nofoali`i 1,828 people -13.8217 x -171.95873
10 Solosolo 1,487 people -13.87504 x -171.64181
11 Leulumoega 1,458 people -13.82298 x -171.96127
12 Satapuala 1,412 people -13.83535 x -171.97963
13 Falefa 1,346 people -13.88695 x -171.58805
14 Matavai 1,308 people -14.03208 x -171.64768
15 Safotu 1,207 people -13.45132 x -172.40176
16 Gataivai 1,141 people -13.7736 x -172.38802
17 Lotofaga 1,126 people -13.97643 x -171.85781
18 Lufilufi 1,074 people -13.87449 x -171.59857

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