American Samoa (Amerika Sāmoa, also Amelika Sāmoa or Sāmoa Amelika)
is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the
South Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Independent State of Samoa
(formerly known as Western Samoa). The main (largest and most
populous) island is Tutuila, with the Manu?a Islands, Rose Atoll,
and Swains Island also included in the territory.
Samoa is part of the Samoan Islands chain, located west of the
Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and some 300 miles south of Tokelau.
To the west are the islands of the Wallis and Futuna group.
The 2010 census showed a total population of 55,519 people.
The total land area is 76.1 square miles, slightly more than
Washington, D.C. American Samoa is the southernmost territory of
the United States and one of two U.S. territories (with Jarvis
Island) south of the Equator.
Lying in the South Pacific
Ocean, American Samoa consists of five main islands and two coral
atolls. The largest island is Tutuila. Tuna and tuna products are
the main exports, and the main trading partner is the United