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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: The Banner of Freedom
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 Zealand1 January 1962[2] 
Area
 - Total2,842 km2 (174th)
1,097 sq mi
 - Water (%)0.3
Population
 - 2012 estimate194,320[1] (166th)
 - 2006 census179,186
 - Density63.2/km2 (144th)
163.7/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2014 estimate
 - Total$0.995 billion[3]
 - Per capita$5,185[3]
GDP (nominal)2014 estimate
 - Total$825 million[3]
 - Per capita$4,298[3]
HDI (2013)Decrease 0.694[4]
medium ·106th
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.[5]
c.Since 7 September 2009.[6]

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of June 30, 2015


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