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  AMERICAN SAMOAN POLITICAL
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Background: Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was "discovered" by European explorers in the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago - the following year.
 
 
Common Name: American Samoa Local Official Name: American Samoa
Abbreviated Name: Territory of American Samoa Official Name: American Samoa
Official Script Name: American Samoa Local Common Name: AS
Former Name: American Samoa Territory of: United States of America
 
Head of State: President George W. BUSH
 
Government Type: NA
 
Independence: none (territory of the US)
 
Constitution: ratified 1966, in effect 1967
 
National Holiday: Flag Day, 17 April
 
International Organization Participation: Interpol (subbureau), IOC, SPC, UPU
 
Administrative Divisions: none (territory of the US); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are three districts and two islands* at the second order; Eastern, Manu'a, Rose Island*, Swains Island*, Western
 
Dependent Areas: unincorporated and unorganized territory of the US; administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior
 
Legal System: NA
 
Suffrage: 18 years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: President George W. BUSH of the US (since 20 January 2001); Vice President Richard B. CHENEY (since 20 January 2001) head of government: Governor Togiola TULAFONO (since 7 April 2003) cabinet: Cabinet made up of 12 department directors elections: under the US Consitution, residents of unincorporated territories, such as American Samoa, do not vote in elections for US president and vice president; governor and lieutenant governor elected on the same ticket by popular vote for four-year terms (eligible for a second term); election last held 2 and 16 November 2004 (next to be held November 2008) election results: Togiola TULAFONO elected governor; percent of vote - Togiola TULAFONO 55.7%, Afoa Moega LUTU 44.3% Legislative Branch: bicameral Fono or Legislative Assembly consists of the House of Representatives (21 seats - 20 of which are elected by popular vote and 1 is an appointed, nonvoting delegate from Swains Island; members serve two-year terms) and the Senate (18 seats; members are elected from local chiefs and serve four-year terms) elections: House of Representatives - last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008); Senate - last held 2 November 2004 (next to be held November 2008) election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - NA; Senate - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - independents 18 note: American Samoa elects one nonvoting representative to the US House of Representatives; election last held 7 November 2006 (next to be held November 2008); results - Eni F. H. FALEOMAVAEGA (Democrat) reelected as delegate Judicial Branch: High Court (chief justice and associate justices are appointed by the US Secretary of the Interior)
 
Party Leaders: Democratic Party [Oreta M. TOGAFAU]; Republican Party [Tautai A. F. FAALEVAO]
 
International Disputes: NA
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
  AMERICAN SAMOAN GEOGRAPHY
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Location of American Samoa: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand
 
Continent: Australia Land Area Total: 199 sq km 
Region: Oceania Land Area Land: 199 sq km
Capitol City: Pago Pago Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 014 20 S Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 170 00 W Border Boundary Coastline: 116 km 
  
Arable Land: 10.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 15.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 964 m Location: Lata Mountain
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Pacific Ocean
  
Largest City in American Samoa: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: limited natural fresh water resources; the water division of the government has spent substantial funds in the past few years to improve water catchments and pipelines
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: pumice, pumicite
 
Geographical Terrain: five volcanic islands with rugged peaks and limited coastal plains, two coral atolls (Rose Island, Swains Island)
 
Comparative Area of American Samoa: slightly larger than Washington, DC
 
American Samoa's Geography: Pago Pago has one of the best natural deepwater harbors in the South Pacific Ocean, sheltered by shape from rough seas and protected by peripheral mountains from high winds; strategic location in the South Pacific Ocean
 

  AMERICAN SAMOAN CLIMATE
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General Climate: tropical marine, moderated by southeast trade winds; annual rainfall averages about 3 m; rainy season from November to April, dry season from May to October; little seasonal temperature variation
 
Natural Hazards: typhoons common from December to March
 
 
  AMERICAN SAMOAN ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: American Samoa has a traditional Polynesian economy in which more than 90% of the land is communally owned. Economic activity is strongly linked to the US with which American Samoa conducts most of its foreign trade. Tuna fishing and tuna processing plants are the backbone of the private sector, with canned tuna the primary export. Transfers from the US Government add substantially to American Samoa's economic well being. Attempts by the government to develop a larger and broader economy are restrained by Samoa's remote location, its limited transportation, and its devastating hurricanes. Tourism is a promising developing sector.
 
 
GDP: $510,100,000 USD Currency: US dollar
GDP per Capita: $5,800 USD Currency Code: USD
GDP Growth Rate: 3.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: the US dollar is used
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 0.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 29.80 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $121,000,000 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $127,000,000 USD
   
Electricity Production: 130,000,000 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 120,900,000 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 100.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 4,000 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $40,000,000 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: bananas, coconuts, vegetables, taro, breadfruit, yams, copra, pineapples, papayas; dairy products, livestock
 
Primary Industries: tuna canneries (largely supplied by foreign fishing vessels), handicrafts
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $308,800,000 USD - materials for canneries 56%, food 8%, petroleum products 7%, machinery and parts 6%
 
Import Partners: Australia 66%, Samoa 13.8%, NZ 10.8%
 
Export Amount in USD: $445,600,000 USD - canned tuna 93%
 
Export Partners: Indonesia 28.2%, India 22.3%, Australia 15.3%, Japan 11.2%, NZ 7.1%
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 17,630
 
Labor Force by Occupations: agriculture: 34%, industry: 33%, services: 33%
 
  
  AMERICAN SAMOAN COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 5 Number of People with Radios: 57,000
Television Broadcast Stations: 1 Number of People with Televisions: 14,000
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 15,000 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 2,377
 
Internet Service Providers: 1,456 Internet Users: 0
 
Internet Country Code: .as Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: AQ Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 1 684 Electricity Voltage: 120 Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: NA domestic: good telex, telegraph, facsimile and cellular telephone services; domestic satellite system with 1 Comsat earth station international: country code - 684; satellite earth station - 1 (Intelsat-Pacific Ocean)
 
  
  AMERICAN SAMOAN TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 185 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 2 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: NA
 
Ports and Harbors: Pago Pago
 
  
  AMERICAN SAMOAN PEOPLE
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Population: 57,794 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 22.46 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 3.27 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: -0.19% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 3.16 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 10,388 Population Female 0-14: 9,654
Population Male 15-64: 18,698 Population Female 15-64: 17,350
Population Male 65+: 633 Population Female 65+: 1,071
 
Population 0-14: 34.70% Literacy Rate: 97.00%
Population 15-64: 62.40% Literacy rate of Males: 98.00%
Population 65+: 2.90% Literacy rate of Females: 97.00%
 
Population that is Male: 53.00 % Population that is Female: 47.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 76.05 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 9.07 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 72.48 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 79.82 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: -21.11
 
Nationality: AMERICAN SAMOAN
 
Ethnic Groups: native Pacific islander 92.9%, Asian 2.9%, white 1.2%, mixed 2.8%, other 0.2% 
 
  
Primary Language: Samoan
 
Other 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
 
 
Primary Religion: Christian Congregationalist
 
Other Religions: Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant and other 30%
 
  
  AMERICAN SAMOAN MILITARY
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of the US
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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