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American Samoa (Geography, South Pacific Ocean)



American Samoa Basic Facts:
  • American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the USA located in the South Pacific Ocean, part of the Samoan Islands chain.
  • It is found southeast of the sovereign state of Samoa.
  • Was formerly known as Western Samoa.
  • The main island is Tutuila.
  • Other islands included in the territory are Manuʻa Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island.
  • Total population at 2000 census was 57,291, with around 65,000 currently.
  • Land area is 200.22 km2 (77 sq mi).
  • Economy relies on fishing - with 2 tuna canneries on the territory.

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