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American Samoa: Exotic Island for Tuna Fish

The American Samoa, the second largest Polynesian island country was governed by New Zealand until 1961 and after that it was taken over by USA with the consent of Samoa citizens. The local economy revolves around the long-established fishing industry, U.S. government jobs and the ever-increasing tourism business. The Pacific Ocean provides ample opportunities for Tuna fishing and it's processing, which is major contributor to the Samoa economy. The Samoa Tuna fish are exported world over and renowned for its best quality.

The beautiful capital city of Pago Pago is considered as most beautiful place in the South Pacific and has a magnificent harbour surrounded densely forested mountains.

American Samoa Profile and Overview of Facts and Figures:

  • National Name: The Independent State of Samoa
  • Capital: Paga Pago
  • Total area : 199 sq km (76.8 sq miles)
  • Population: 64,827 (July 2008 est.)
  • Currency: US Dollar ( USD )
  • 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/ Races: native Pacific islander 91.6%, Asian 2.8%, white 1.1%, mixed 4.2%, other 0.3% (2000 census)
  • Religion: Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant and other 30%
  • GDP (Per Capita): $5,800 (2005 est.)
  • Life Expectancy: 73.47 years, Male: 70.55 years Female: 76.56 years (2008 est.)
  • Literacy Rate : 97%

Geographical Information on American Samoa :

American Samoa is located within the geographical region of Oceania and it is the only possession of the United States in the Southern Hemisphere. With a total land area of 76.8 square miles (199 km) consisting of five, rugged volcanic islands and two coral atolls, it is frequently hit by typhoons between December and March, due to its positioning in the South Pacific Ocean. In addition, Rose Atoll, located in American Samoa, is the southernmost point in the territory of the United States.

American Samoa is located within Oceania geographical region, 3,700 kilometers southwest of Honolulu. It has total area of 199 km and made up of five rugged volcanic islands and two coral atolls. American Samoa is southern most point in the territory of the United States of America.

The American Samoa enjoys tropical marine climate, which is moderated by the Pacific southeast trade winds. The American Samoa receives annual average rainfall of about 3 metres. The rainy season lasts from November to April and dry season from May to October. The violent wind of Pacific ?typhoons' is common feature from December to March.

Culture, Cuisine and Tradition Of American Samoa:

Samoan culture is ancient and it passed from generations to generations through poems, genealogies and stories of the gods. Samoans are very traditional people and firm believer of traditional social hierarchy. Courtesies and customs regulate the social, religious and political life of Samoans. Today most of the Samoans are devout Christians and religion is a big part of Samoan life. The main aspect of Samoan culture is based on togetherness in almost every aspect of life. This togetherness is the key in every family in Samoa. Samoan people have their own dance style accompanied with traditional music.

Samoans derive their food mainly from the tropical crops, root vegetables, coconut products, fruits, pork, chicken and sea- foods. The traditional way of cooking food is in ?Umu' an above-the-ground oven and the traditional meal is nearly always cooked in the umu. 'Ava or kava is a drink made from the ground roots of pepper plants and has a mild tranquilising effect. It is usually drunk as a prelude to ceremonial gatherings and village meetings.

Tourist Attraction in American Samoa:

American Samoa is an underrated tropical destination that has variety of magnificent mountain ridges, wonderfully peaceful bays, hypnotic villages, and some of the world's most remote, uncluttered and utterly beautiful reefs and beaches. This mystic island till now lacks tourist infrastructure, which is why it is an underrated tourist destination.

Major Sight-seeing Places in American Samoa include:

  • Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, Apia
  • Kava Kavings Handicraft, Apia
  • Papapapaitai Falls, Apia
  • Marketi Tuai, Upolu
  • Mt Vaea, Upolu
  • Fale Fono, Upolu
  • Piula Cave Pool, Upolu
  • Cable-Car Terminal, Tutuila

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April 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM

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April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): People who drink low-fat milk and eat low-fat yogurt and cheese are at a lower risk of stroke as compared to those who consume full-fat dairy foods, a new study has claimed.

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April 20, 2012 at 6:21 AM

Kuala Lumpur, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and Malaysia have signed a $35 million contract on the delivery of RVV-AE air-to-air missiles for the Malaysian air force.

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April 19, 2012 at 7:41 PM

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Before India entered into the elite club with the Thursday launch of Agni-V missile, only five countries - the US, Russia, China, France and Britain - had the capability to launch nuclear capable long range missiles.

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April 19, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Cannes, April 19 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Ashim Ahluwalia's movie "Miss Lovely" has been selected to represent India in the non-competitive section of the 65th Cannes Film Festival. However, no Indian film has made it to the competition section of the extravaganza.

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Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Jason Biggs has revealed that the fact that worries him the most about future fatherhood is that at some point he'll have to explain his raunchy behaviours in the 'American Pie' films to his kids.

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April 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): By harnessing nanodots researchers have created a new electronic memory technology that can write and erase data 10-100 times faster than today's mainstream charge-storage memory products.

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April 19, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): The US economy maybe be largely declining but could improve in the coming days, a latest CBS News poll has revealed.

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April 19, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Washington, Apr 19(ANI): US Republican Senator John McCain has said that Pakistan has no right to use the Kashmir issue as an excuse for not targeting extremist groups like the Haqqani network.

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April 19, 2012 at 1:41 AM

London, April 19 (IANS) British reality TV star Jack Osbourne has attained US citizenship.

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April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): US President Barrack Obama's his father was also called 'anti-American and anti-white' when he moved to the United States from Kenya in 1959.

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April 18, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Washington, April 18 (IANS) American billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer, the CNN reported Wednesday.

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