Samoa

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Coordinates: 13°35′S 172°20′W / 13.583°S 172.333°W / -13.583; -172.333

Independent State o Samoa
Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa  (Samoan)
Banner o Samoa
Banner
Coat o airms o Samoa
Coat o airms
Motto: "Faʻavae i le Atua Sāmoa"
"Samoa is foondit on God"
Location o Samoa
Caipital
an lairgest ceety
Apia
13°50′S 171°45′W / 13.833°S 171.750°W / -13.833; -171.750
Offeecial leids
Ethnic groups (2001)
Releegion Christianity (offeecial)[2]
Demonym Samoan
Govrenment Unitary pairlamentar democracy
Va'aletoa Sualauvi II
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
Legislatur Legislative Assembly
Unthirldom frae New Zealand
14 Juin 1889
16 Februar 1900
1 Mairch 1900
30 August 1914
• League mandate
17 December 1920
• UN trusteeship
13 December 1946
• Wastren Samoa Act 1961
1 Januar 1962
Aurie
• Tot
2,842 km2 (1,097 sq mi) (167th)
• Watter (%)
0.3
Population
• November 2016 census
192,342[3]
• Density
68/km2 (176.1/sq mi)
GDP (PPP) 2016 estimate
• Total
$1.046 billion[4]
• Per capita
$5,368[4]
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate
• Total
$876 million[4]
• Per capita
$4,496[4]
HDI (2014) Increase 0.702[5]
heich · 105t
Siller Tala (WST)
Time zone UTC+13:00 (UTC+13b)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+14:00 (UTC+14)
Drives on the leftc
Cawin code +685
ISO 3166 code WS
Internet TLD .ws
  1. Heid o state.
  2. Syne 31 December 2011.[6]
  3. Syne 7 September 2009.[7]

Samoa /səˈmoʊə/ ( listen), offeecially the Independent State o Samoa, umwhile kent as Wastren Samoa an German Samoa, is a kintra governin the wastren pairt o the Samoan Islands in the Sooth Paceefic Ocean. It became independent frae New Zealand in 1962. The twa main islands o Samoa are Upolu an ane o the biggest islands in Polynesie, Savai'i. The caipital ceety, Apia, an Faleolo Internaitional Airport are situatit on the island o Upolu.

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  1. "Samoa". CIA – The World Factbook. 
  2. Wyeth, Grant (June 16, 2017). "Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State". The Diplomat. Archived frae the oreeginal on June 16, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017. 
  3. "Census 2016 Preliminary Count". Samoa Bureau of Statistics. p. 3. Retrieved 2 February 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Samoa". International Monetary Fund. 
  5. "2015 Human Development Report Statistical Annex" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. p. 13. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  6. Staff/Agencies (31 December 2011). "Samoa skips Friday in time zone change". ABC Australia. Archived frae the oreeginal on 16 January 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2012. 
  7. Chang, Richard S. (8 September 2009). "In Samoa, Drivers Switch to Left Side of the Road". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 May 2010.