Asia

Samoa profile

  • 23 May 2013
  • From the section Asia
Samoan beach
Samoa has many fine beaches attracting a growing number of tourists
  • Full name: The Independent State of Samoa
  • Population: 185,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Apia
  • Area: 2,831 sq km (1,093 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Samoan, English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 tala = 100 sene
  • Main exports: Coconut oil and cream, copra, fish, beer
  • GNI per capita: US $3,160 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .ws
  • International dialling code: +685