Ten fun facts about Samoa


Fact 1
Formerly known as Western Samoa, it became independent from New Zealand in 1962.

Fact 2
The capital city, Apia, and Faleolo International Airport are situated on the island of Upolu.

Fact 3
The Samoan islands have been produced by volcanism.


Fact 4
The climate is equatorial/monsoonal.

Fact 5
Samoa is located within the Samoan tropical moist forests ecoregion.

Fact 6
The economy of Samoa has traditionally been dependent on agriculture and fishing at the local level.

Fact 7
The staple products of Samoa are copra (dried coconut meat), cocoa bean (for chocolate), and bananas.

Fact 8
Samoan and English are official languages.

Fact 9
Despite centuries of European influence, Samoa maintains its historical customs, social and political systems, and language.

Fact 10
About 30 ethnic Samoans, many from American Samoa, currently play in the National Football League.


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Short about Samoa
is a country encompassing the western part of the Samoan Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.


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Population
187,820

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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