climate is equatorial/monsoonal, with an average annual
temperature of 26.5 C, and a rainy season from November
to April. Savai'i is the largest of the Samoan islands
and the sixth largest Polynesian island after New
Zealand's North, South and Stewart Islands and the
Hawaiian islands of Hawaiʻi and Maui. The population of
Savai'i is 42, 000 people.
the language of the Samoan Islands, comprising the
independent country of Samoa and the United States
territory of American Samoa. It is an official
language alongside English in both jurisdictions.
|Currency:||The Samoan currency is the Samoan Tala
(roughly ST$100 = US$30) and since 1999 it is forbidden
to use foreign currency in shops although some companies
still quote in US$. American Samoa uses the US$
|Population:||The population of Samoa in 2003 was
estimated by the United Nations at 177, 000, which placed
it as number 173 in population among the 193 nations of
the world. In that year approximately 5% of the
population was over 65 years of age, with another 41% of
the population under 15 years of age.
|Capital City:||Apia is the capital and the largest city
of Samoa. The city is located on the central north coast
of Upolu, Samoa's second largest island. Apia is the
only 'city' in Samoa and falls within the political
district (itūmālō) of Tuamasaga.