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Samoa - diving into a lagoon
Samoa - diving into a lagoon


Take a dive into paradise
Photo by Ethan Elisara





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Capital: Apia

Location: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand

Government: Independent State of Samoa

Currency: tala (SAT)

Area: 2,831 sq km

Population: 204,898 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Samoan (Polynesian) (official) 91.1%, Samoan/English 6.7%, English (official) 0.5%, other 0.2%, unspecified 1.6% (2006 est.)

Religion: Protestant 54.9% (Congregationalist 29%, Methodist 12.4%, Assembly of God 6.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 4.4%, other Protestant 2.3%), Roman Catholic 18.8%, Church of Jesus Christ 16.9%, Worship Centre 2.8%, other Christian 3.6%, other 2.9% (includes Baha'i, Muslim), none 0.2% (2016 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+13

Tel Code: +685

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