Located on the northern coast of Upolu Island, with a population of 38,800 (2001). The nation's major port and only city.
Not an independent UN member state, but ~American. Pago Pago remains a small town with less than 4000 residents. Pago retains its clapboard buildings and red light district so romantically written about by Somerset Maughan in his book Rain.
Founded in 1988, encompasses 14 mi².
By Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch navigator
1,093 sq. mi.; also known as Western Samoa
1 January. New Zealand (from New Zealand-administered UN Trusteeship)
Territory of the USA
56th among all States and Territories
Samoa Standard Zone (SST) -- The U.S.A.
Territory of USA
Manu Samoa' is the name of a famous Samoan chief some 10 generations ago.
Inducted 2003. Although born in New Zealand he first played internationally for Manu Samoa for whom he qualified through one of his parents before going on to represent New Zealand. Player as flanker.
Samoa officially the Independent State of Samoa (formerly known as Western Samoa) 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.