A: American Samoa lies on the geographical coordinates of 14° 20' 0" S, 170° 0' 0" W.
Latitude and Longitude of American Samoa in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals||-14.3333||-170.0|
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds||14° 20' 0" S||170° 0' 0" W|
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference|
|UTM Northing:8415178.869106963 Easting:607838.1569452405 Zone:2L|
More detail about American Samoa
American Samoa - Tradition Well-Preserved
American Samoa is a territory of the U.S.A and is located in the South-Pacific Ocean. Traditionally, the locals of American Samoa were not Christians before America and Germany invaded the island. But today, the majority of the population has been converted to Christianity.
The main source of living for the people of this island comes from weaving, agriculture, and fishing for shellfish from the reefs. They do have small revenue coming from agricultural exports. The people of this island have managed to maintain their age old traditions of family and nurturing children in spite of western influences.
The family structure is well-organized in American Samoa. They are very similar to Indian tradition such as the children are strictly to obey their elders, especially parents and even continue to take care of them in their old age. The similarities move on to even show their simple physical habits in their lifestyle like removing shoes and slippers before entering the homes of Samoans. It is an ancient habit for people to sit cross-legged on the mats on the floor.
The people are very well-mannered, warm and hospitable. They maintain strict rules like never pointing the feet at the person across whom they are sitting. Learning is never imposed on the children. The ancient habit of seeing, observing and learning is still maintained on this island.
Even though the learning is traditional, there are many missionary schools on the island and the inhabitants have adapted themselves to the Diaspora. They have very well learned to balance culture, ethic values and tradition by living in a close-knit family circle. They usually live in tens and twenties in a single home and support each other through different chores which are looked upon as "essential duties".
Modernism has invaded this island with a compassionate heart which has allowed them to preserve their ancient values.