Amerika Sāmoa / Sāmoa Amelika
Coat of arms
Motto: "Samoa, Muamua Le Atua" (Samoan)
"Samoa, Let God Be First"
Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner, Amerika Samoa
Head of State
Barack Obama (D)
Togiola Tulafono (D)
Ipulasi Aitofele Sunia (D)
Unincorporated territory of the United States
Deed of Cession
Deed of Cession
199 km2 (212th)
76.83 sq mi
US dollar (USD)
Fagatogo is identified as the seat of government.
Map of American Samoa.
This article is about the U.S. territory of American
Samoa. For the Samoan Archipelago, see Samoan Islands.
For the Independent State of Samoa, see Samoa. For the
town in the United States, see Samoa, California.
/əˈmɛrɪkən səˈmoʊə/ (Samoan:
Amerika Sāmoa or Sāmoa Amelika) is an unincorporated
territory of the United States located in the South Pacific
Ocean, southeast of the sovereign state of Samoa,
formerly known as Western Samoa. The main (largest
and most populous) island is Tutuila, with the Manuʻa Is-
lands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the
territory. American Samoa is part of the Samoan Islands
chain, located west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga,
and some 300 miles (500 km) south of Tokelau. To the
west are the islands of the Wallis and Futuna group. The
2000 census showed a total population of 57,291. The
total land area is 200.22 km² (77.305 sq mi).
It is generally believed that the Samoan Islands were ori-
ginally inhabited as early as 1000 BC. Samoa was not
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reached by European explorers until the eighteenth
The pre-Western history of Eastern