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Samoa is an country comprising the westernmost group of the Samoan Islands, in Polynesia. Many of its islands have reef-bordered beaches and rugged, rainforested interiors with gorges and waterfalls. The islands include Upolu, home to most of Samoa's Population, and Savai'i, one of the largest islands in the South Pacific. Smaller islands may have small villages or be uninhabited, some with wildlife sanctuaries.

Languages: Samoan (Polynesian), English

Ethnic Groups: Samoan 92.6%, Euronesians (persons of European and Polynesian blood) 7%, Europeans 0.4%

Belief Systems: Congregationalist 34.8%, Roman Catholic 19.6%, Methodist 15%, Latter-Day Saints 12.7%, Assembly of God 6.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.5%, Worship Centre 1.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.9%, unspecified 0.1%


Population: 186674 people (World Rank: 189th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 171 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 147th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.517 %/yr (World Rank: 161st) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 73.2 years (World Rank: 130th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 20.8 years (World Rank: 145th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Samoa

Country Profile for Samoa
United Nations


Current News in Samoa

Samoa - Facts and Information 1

Samoa - Facts and Information 2
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Samoa 1

Traveling to Samoa 2

Events in Samoa

Travel Guide for Samoa

Language Resources:

Samoan language, alphabet, and pronunciation

Samoan Language Games

Learn Samoan Online

Government Related:

Embassy of Samoa
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Samoa
by Gunnar Anzinger.

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