Samoa

Map of Samoa
Flag of Samoa

Samoa, officially the Independent State of Samoa, is a country governing the western part of the Samoan Islands archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean. It was admitted to the United Nations on 15 December 1976. The entire island group, inclusive of American Samoa, was known as Navigators Islands before the 20th century because of the Samoans' seafaring skills.

Established
1962-01-01
Joined Commonwealth
1970
Capital City
Apia
Demonym
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Samoans
Country motto
''Fa'avae i le Atua Samoa''
Size
1093 square miles.
Population
219,998
Population density
Based on figures from .
76 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 126)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2006
$1,082,000,000 (World ranking:199)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2008.
0.785 (World ranking:77)
Currency Code
WST
Country calling code
685
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