American Samoa Travel Overview

Important facts

Capital: Pago Pago

Official language: Samoan, English

Continent: Australia-Oceania

Another America

Have you ever watched a humpback whale dive? In American Samoa, despite the proximity to Japan, there is still the opportunity to do so!

Information

American Samoa is located south-east of Samoa. The islands are part of the US national territory. It was of strategic importance, especially in the Second World War, and since then has also been an airport that is now used as an international airport. Pago Pago International Airport is served by several international airlines in the region, such as South Pacific Express, Polynesian Airlines, Hawaiin Airlines and Inter Island Airways. The latter operates from Tonga.

The American Samoa football team holds the sad record of the highest loss by a national team. In the game against Australia on April 11, 2001 they lost 31: 0!

Your American Samoa trip

Worth seeing in America Samoa is the national park ! This was founded in 1988 and is spread over the islands of Tutuila, Ofu and Ta’u. Since the island is under US administration, the official language is English. The island’s second language is Samoan which is spoken by around 420,000 people. The Maori in New Zealand also belongs to the Samoan language group.

As in Samoa, you will find beautiful beaches and blue water lagoons in American Samoa, which is ideal for diving and swimming in the Pacific. When you’ve had enough of swimming, try island hiking ! With almost 200 km² you have enough opportunities for voyages of discovery and too little nature to lose it.

Important facts

Capital: Pago Pago

Official language: Samoan, English

Currency

Geography

Continent: Australia-Oceania

Geo coordinates: S -14 ° -16 ‘-15.5 ” W -170 ° -7’ -56″

Highest mountain: Lata (966 m)

Total area: 199 km²

Mainland: 199 km²

Coastline: 116 km

Politics

Dependency: United States of America since 1900

Economy

Unemployment: 31%

Export: $ 564,000,000

Import: $ 547,000,000

Electricity consumption: 121 million KWh

Oil consumption: 4,100 million m³

Cultivation area: 25%

Pigs: 11,000 pieces

Fishing: 830 t

Demographic data

Residents: 57,800

Residents in cities: 32,300

Average age: 23.2 years

0-14 years: 34.7%

15-64 years: 62.4%

> 65 years: 2.9%

Population growth: -0.19%

Birth rate: 23.13 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 3.27 / 1,000 residents

Migration: -21.11 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.06

Fertility: 3.16 children / woman

Infant mortality: 9.07 ‰

Life expectancy men: 72.48 years

Life expectancy women: 79.82 years

Country codes and abbreviations

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: AS

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: ASM

ISO 3166 numeric: 16

Top Level Domain: as

IOC country code: ASA

UN / LOCODE: AS

Source: Abbreviationfinder

Health

Number of doctors: 29

Daily food intake: 2.860 kcal / resident

Education

Religion

Main religious group: Christians

GETTING THERE

Arriving by plane

The national airline is Samoa Air (SE). Flights from American Samoa to other destinations in the South Pacific are also operated by Hawaiian Airlines (HA) (Internet: www.hawaiianair.com) and Polynesian Airlines (PH) (Internet: www.polynesianairlines.com).

Flight times

Frankfurt – Pago Pago: approx. 30 hours, depending on the flight route and intermediate stops (mostly Los Angeles).

Departure fee

No.

Arrival by ship

The international port of Pago Pago (Tutuila) is used by freighters and various international cruise lines.

ON THE GO

Traveling by plane

Samoa Air (SE) operates daily between Ofu, Maota Savail and Ta’u.

On the way by car / bus

There are a total of 150 km of paved roads and 200 km of paved and unpaved roads on the islands.

Buses
run between the airport and the center of Pago Pago. The Aiga bus line offers inexpensive but irregular connections between Fafatogo and other places (Mon-Fri during the day, Sat in the morning; have the appropriate fare ready).

There are numerous taxis. Fares are prescribed by the government and are posted in all taxis.

Rental cars:
International companies have branches. The required minimum age is 25 years, with local car rental companies 21 years.

Documents:
The driver’s license from your own country is sufficient.

On the way by ship

There is a weekly ferry service between Pago Pago and the Manu’a Islands. A tour boat runs regularly to Afono, Vatia and Fagasa on the north coast. Further information on site.

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