American Samoa (Territory of American Samoa)

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American Samoa
Territory of American Samoa
StatusDependency (Territory)
SovereigntyUSA
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalPago Pago
Land Area1 200 km2
LocationAustralasia, Polynesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population2
Life Expectancy3
GNI3
ISO3166-1 Codes4AS, ASM, 16
Internet Domain5.as
Currency6Dollar (USD)
Telephone7+

1. Overview

Settled as early as 1000 B.C., Samoa was not reached by European explorers until the 18th century. International rivalries in the latter half of the 19th century were settled by an 1899 treaty in which Germany and the US divided the Samoan archipelago. The US formally occupied its portion - a smaller group of eastern islands with the excellent harbor of Pago Pago - the following year.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)8

2. American Samoa National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for the American Samoa to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of the USA I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#Buddhism #Christianity #Hinduism #Islam #Judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below9:

Christian98.3%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.3%
Folk Religion0.4%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated0.7%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant and other 30%10.

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By Vexen Crabtree 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/american_samoa.html
Parent page: Vexing International Issues

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011).^
  3. UN (2013).^
  4. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  5. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  6. According to ISO4217.^
  7. According to ITU-T.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/aq.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  10. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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