Geography of American Samoa – The Ultimate Free Guide 2021

  • American Samoa, located within the geographical region of Oceania, is one of only two possessions of the United States in the Southern Hemisphere, the other being Jarvis Island. Its total land area is 76.1 square miles (197.1 km2) —slightly larger than Washington, D.C.—consisting of five rugged, volcanic islands and two coral atolls.
  • The five volcanic islands are Tutuila, Aunuʻu, Ofu, Olosega, and Taʻū. The coral atolls are Swains and Rose Atoll. Of the seven islands, Rose Atoll is the only uninhabited one; it is a Marine National Monument.
  • American Samoa is the southernmost reach of the United States at fourteen degrees below the equator.
  • American Samoa lies within two terrestrial ecoregions: Samoan tropical moist forests and Western Polynesian tropical moist forests.

Geography of American Samoa


Map of American Samoa

Geography of American Samoa
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Religion:

98.3% Christian
1.7% Other

Area:

77 sq mi

Capital:

Pago Pago.

Population:

46,366

Bordering Countries:

The island territory shares maritime borders with Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau.

Total Size:

200 km2

Geographical Coordinates:

14 20 S, 170 00 W

World Region or Continent:

Oceania

Largest village:

Tāfuna

Geographical Low Point:

The Pacific Ocean (0m).

Geographical High Point:

970 m (3,170 ft)

Climate:

  • American Samoa has a tropical climate all year round with two distinct seasons, the wet and dry season.
  • The wet season is usually between December and March and the dry season from April through to September with the average daily temperature around 81–83 °F (27–28 °C) all year round.

Major cities:

  • Pago Pago
  • Tāfuna 
  • Leone  
  • Faleniu
  • Aūa 
  • Mapusagafou
  • Fagatogo
  • Vaitogi
  • Malaeimi
  • Vailoatai
  • Aoloau

Major Rivers and Lakes:

Major Rivers:

  • Afulilo River.
  • Fagataloa River.
  • Falefa River.
  • Falevai River.
  • Fululasau River.
  • Leafe River.
  • Malata River.
  • Mulivai River

Major Lakes:

  • Crater Lake.
  • Faimuliuai Lake.
  • Lake Fiti.
  • Lake Namo.
  • Pala “Mud” Lake.
  • Pala Lagoon.
  • To Sua Ocean Trench Lake.
  • Lake Olomaga.

Natural Resources:

  • Hardwood forests, fish, and hydropower.

Major Geographical Features:

Oceans:

Pacific Ocean

Islands:

  • Tutuila,
  • Ta’u, Ofu,
  • Olosega,
  • Aunu’u, and
  • Nu’utele

Mountain Ranges:

  • Lata Mountain is the highest point of American Samoa, on the island of Ta’u, and is located in the Manu’a Islands.

See Also:

World Map

References:

Wikipedia

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