Coordinates: 13°35′S 172°20′W / 13.583°S 172.333°W / -13.583; -172.333

Samoa /səˈmoʊə/ ( listen), offeecially the Independent State o Samoa, umwhile kent as Wastren Samoa an German Samoa, is a kintra governin the wastren pairt o the Samoan Islands in the Sooth Paceefic Ocean. It became independent frae New Zealand in 1962. The twa main islands o Samoa are Upolu an ane o the biggest islands in Polynesie, Savai'i. The caipital ceety, Apia, an Faleolo Internaitional Airport are situatit on the island o Upolu.

Independent State o Samoa

Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa  (Script error: The function "name_from_code" does not exist.)
Banner o Samoa
Banner
Coat o airms o Samoa
Coat o airms
Motto: "Faʻavae i le Atua Sāmoa"
"Samoa is foondit on God"
Location o Samoa
Caipital
and largest city
Apia
13°50′S 171°45′W / 13.833°S 171.750°W / -13.833; -171.750
Offeecial leids
Ethnic groups
(2001)
Releegion
Christianity (offeecial)[2]
Demonym(s)Samoan
GovrenmentUnitary pairlamentar democracy
Va'aletoa Sualauvi II
Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi
LegislaturLegislative Assembly
Unthirldom frae New Zealand
14 Juin 1889
16 Februar 1900
1 Mairch 1900
30 August 1914
• League mandate
17 December 1920
• UN trusteeship
13 December 1946
• Wastren Samoa Act 1961
1 Januar 1962
Aurie
• Total
2,842 km2 (1,097 sq mi) (167th)
• Water (%)
0.3
Population
• November 2016 census
192,342[3]
• Density
68/km2 (176.1/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$1.046 billion[4]
• Per capita
$5,368[4]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Tot
$876 million[4]
• Per capita
$4,496[4]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.702[5]
heich · 105t
CurrencyTala (WST)
Time zoneUTC+13b (UTC+13:00)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+14 (UTC+14:00)
Drivin sideleftc
Cawin code+685
ISO 3166 codeWS
Internet TLD.ws
  1. Heid o state.
  2. Syne 31 December 2011.[6]
  3. Syne 7 September 2009.[7]

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Samoa". CIA – The World Factbook.
  2. Wyeth, Grant (16 Juin 2017). "Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State". The Diplomat. Archived frae the original on 16 Juin 2017. Retrieved 16 Juin 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. "Census 2016 Preliminary Count". Samoa Bureau of Statistics. p. 3. Retrieved 2 Februar 2017.
  4. a b c d "Samoa". International Monetary Fund.
  5. "2015 Human Development Report Statistical Annex" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. p. 13. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
  6. Staff/Agencies (31 December 2011). "Samoa skips Friday in time zone change". ABC Australia. Archived frae the original on 16 Januar 2012. Retrieved 16 Januar 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  7. Chang, Richard S. (8 September 2009). "In Samoa, Drivers Switch to Left Side of the Road". The New York Times. Retrieved 23 Mey 2010.