28 Facts About American Samoa

1. American Samoa reported a population of 194,320 in its 2016 census.

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2. American Samoa lies south of the equator, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean.

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3. The Supreme Court of American Samoa is the court of highest jurisdiction.

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4. American Samoa is a unitary parliamentary democracy with eleven administrative divisions.

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5. American Samoa has a bicameral legislature, called the Fono, which meets for two sessions each year.

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6. American Samoa is an unincorporated, unorganized territory of the United States, not all provisions of the US Constitution apply.

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7. American Samoa produces coconuts, bananas, and taro in its most fertile regions.

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8. American Samoa is a group of seven islands located about 2,600 miles southwest of Hawaii.

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9. American Samoa is an archipelago of islands situated in the South Pacific.

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10. American Samoa is represented in the U S House of Representatives by a nonvoting delegate.

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11. American Samoa has two newspapers: the Samoa News and the Samoan Post.

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12. American Samoa has a vocational-technical school and a community college.

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13. American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States.

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14. American Samoa is an "unincorporated" territory, meaning that not all provisions and protections of the United States Constitution apply there.

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15. American Samoa lies about 2,300 miles southwest of Hawaii and 1,600 miles from New Zealand.

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16. American Samoa is one of the island in the South Pasific Ocean and called as Eastern Samoa.

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17. American Samoa is the result of the Second Samoan Civil War and an agreement made between Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom in the Tripartite Convention of 1899.

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18. American Samoa was born in American Samoa and has a number of firsts to her name, including as the first Hindu-American in Congress.

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19. American Samoa played a crucial role in the Rugby World Cup 2011 playing every match in the tournament.

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20. American Samoa gets broadcasts of the National Rugby League in Australia on free-to-air television.

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21. American Samoa is small enough to have just one ZIP code, 96799, and uses the US Postal Service for mail delivery.

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22. From 2002 to 2007, real GDP of American Samoa increased at an average annual rate of 0.4 percent.

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23. American Samoa is home to the National Park of American Samoa.

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24. American Samoa is the southernmost part of the United States, and Rose Atoll is the southernmost point of the United States.

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25. American Samoa is administratively divided into three districts—Eastern District, Western District, and Manu'a District—and two "unorganized" atolls, Swains Island and the uninhabited Rose Atoll.

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26. Government of American Samoa is defined under the Constitution of American Samoa as an unincorporated territory; the Ratification Act of 1929 vested all civil, judicial, and military powers in the President of the United States of America.

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27. The US Territory of American Samoa is on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories, a listing which is disputed by the territorial government officials, who do consider themselves to be self-governing.

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28. American Samoa consists of five main islands and two coral atolls.

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