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Standart time zone:
UTC/GMT +10 hours (Pacific/Apia)

Continent:
Oceania

ISO code:
WS, WSM, 882

Fips code:
WS

Phone code:
685

Country area:
2,944 km2

Country population:
192,001

Currency:
WST

Language:
sm

Other information:

The Samoan Islands are an archipelago covering 3,030 km2 (1,170 sq mi) in the central South Pacific, forming part of Polynesia and the wider region of Oceania. Administratively, the archipelago comprises all of Samoa and most of American Samoa (apart from Swains Island, which is part of the Tokelau Islands). The two Samoan jurisdictions are separated by 64 km (40 mi) of ocean. The population of the Samoan Islands is approximately 250,000, sharing a common language, Samoan, a culture, known as fa'a Samoa and an indigenous form of governance called fa'amatai.Most Samoans are full-blooded and are one of the largest Polynesian populations in the world.The oldest evidence of human activity in the Samoan Islands dates to around 1050 BCE. This comes from a Lapita site at Mulifanua wharf on Upolu island.In 1768, the eastern islands were visited by French explorer Bougainville, who named them the Navigator Islands, a name used by missionaries until about 1845 and in official European dispatches until about 1870. == Samoa and American Samoa == Politically the two jurisdictions of the Samoa Islands are; Samoa, an independent nation, situated at the western half of the islands, gained political independence in 1962 (2,831 km2 (1,093 sq mi) and 185,000 inhabitants). Read more in wiki.


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