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Independent State of Samoa
Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa  (Samoan)
Motto: "Faʻavae i le Atua Sāmoa"
"Samoa is founded on God"
Location 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
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentarydemocracy
Tufuga Efi
Va'aletoa Sualauvi II
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
LegislatureLegislative Assembly
Independence from New Zealand
14 June 1889
16 February 1900
1 March 1900
30 August 1914
• League mandate
17 December 1920
• UN trusteeship
13 December 1946
• Western Samoa Act 1961
1 January 1962
Area
• Total
2,842 km2 (1,097 sq mi) (174th)
• Water (%)
0.3
Population
• November 2016 census
192,342[2]
• Density
68/km2 (176.1/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$1.046 billion[3]
• Per capita
$5,368[3]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$876 million[3]
• Per capita
$4,496[3]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.702[4]
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
  1. Head of state.
  2. Since 31 December 2011.[5]
  3. Since 7 September 2009.[6]

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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