American Samoa

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Additional Information
Capital Pago Pago
Currency
Timezone Pacific/Pago_Pago
Total States 3
Airport City Pago Pago International Airport, Tau, Ofu Airport, Fitiuta Airport,
Ruling Type Government
Offical Languages English, Samoan,
National Animal The whale
Food Luau or Palusami, Faiai Eleni, Fa'apapa
Seasons Autumn  : Mar - Jun
Summer : Dec - Mar
Winter     : Jul - Aug
Sprint      : Sep - Dec


Destination



1 ) Apia
Popular - Beach     Location - Apia, -Island, -American Samoa

Apia is the capital and the largest city of Samoa. From 1900 to 1919, it was the capital of German Samoa. The city is located on the central north coast of Upolu, Samoa's second largest island. Apia is the only city in Samoa and falls within the political district (itūmālō) of Tuamasaga.


The Apia Urban Area has a population of 36,735 (2011 census) and is generally referred to as the City of Apia. The geographic boundaries of Apia Urban Area is mainly from Letogo village to the new industrialized region of Apia known as Vaitele.


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2 ) Upolu
Popular - Scenic Area     Location - Upolu, -Island, -American Samoa

Upolu is an island in Samoa, formed by a massive basaltic shield volcano which rises from the seafloor of the western Pacific Ocean. The island is 75 kilometres (47 miles) long and 1,125 square kilometres (434 square miles) in area, making it the second largest of the Samoan Islands geographically. With approximately 145,000 people, it is by far the most populated of the Samoan Islands. Upolu is situated to the southeast of Savai'i, the "big island". Apia, the capital, is in the middle of the north coast, with Faleolo International Airport at the western end of the island. The island has not had any historically recorded eruptions, although three lava flows date back only a few hundred to a few thousand years.


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3 ) Savaii
Popular - Beach     Location - Savaii, -Island, -American Samoa

Savaiʻi is the largest (area 1,694 km2) and highest (Mt Silisili at 1,858 m) island in Samoa and the Samoan Islands chain. The island is the sixth largest in Polynesia, behind the three main islands of New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands of Hawaii and Maui.


The island of Savai'i is also referred to by Samoans as Salafai, a classical Samoan term used in oratory and prose. The island is home to 43,142 people (2006 Census) who make up 24% of the country's population.[1] The only township and ferry terminal is Salelologa, the main entry point to the island, situated at the east end of Savai'i. A tar sealed road serves as the one main highway, connecting most of the villages with local buses reaching most settlements.


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Activity

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Festival

1 ) Flag Day

Festival Month - April

Flag Day (17 April) American Samoa’s main public holiday commemorates the raising of the US flag over the islands in 1900 with an arts festival and traditional fanfare.


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2 ) Tisa’s Tattoo Festival

Festival Month - October

Tisa’s Tattoo Festival (October) Showcase of traditional and modern tatau at Tisa’s Barefoot Bar on Tutuila.


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3 ) White Sunday

Festival Month - October

White Sunday (Second Sunday of October) Celebration of Samoan childhood, with a heavy religious slant.


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