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Independent State of Samoa
Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Fa'avae i le Atua Sāmoa"
"Samoa is founded on God"
Anthem: O Le Fu'a o Le Sa'olotoga o Samoa
"The Banner of Freedom"
The National Anthem of Samoa
Capital
and largest city
Apia
13°50′S171°45′W / 13.833°S 171.750°W / -13.833; -171.750
Official languages
Ethnic groups (2001[1])
DemonymSamoan
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary republic
 • O le Ao o le Malo aTufuga Efi
 • Prime MinisterTuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Independence from New Zealand
 • Treaty of Berlin14 June 1889 
 • Tripartite Convention16 February 1900 
 • Colonization by Germany1 March 1900 
 • Colonization by New Zealand30 August 1914 
 • League mandate17 December 1920 
 • UN trusteeship13 December 1946 
 • Western Samoa Act 19611 January 1962 
Area
 • Total2,842 km2 (174th)
1,097 sq mi
 • Water (%)0.3
Population
 • 2016 estimate194,899[1] (175th)
 • 2006 census179,186
 • Density66/km2 (143rd)
171/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$1.062 billion[2]
 • Per capita$5,449[2]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$900 million[2]
 • Per capita$4,618[2]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.702[3]
high ·105th
CurrencyTala (WST)
Time zoneUTC+13:00(UTC+13b)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+14:00 (UTC+14)
Drives on theleftc
Calling code+685
ISO 3166 codeWS
Internet TLD.ws
a.Head of state.
b.Since 31 December 2011.[4]
c.Since 7 September 2009.[5]

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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