Comprises 9 islands lying between latitudes 13 and 15 degrees south and longitudes
171 and 173 degrees west in Southwest Pacific Ocean.
Surrounded by coral reefs.
Volcanic in origin; rugged mountain ranges rise to 1 094.4 metres in Upolu
and to 1 848.5 metres in Savai'i, the two largest islands.
- east: American Samoa;
northwest: Tuvalu; and,
Name: Independent State of Samoa
Status: UN Member
Capital City: Apia
Main Cities: Freeport
Languages: Samoan, English
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic
Samoa, tula'i ma sisi ia lau fu'a, lou pale lea;
Samoa, tula'i ma sisi ia lau fu'a, lou palelea;
Vaai i na fetu o loo ua agiagia ai;
Le faailoga lea o Iesu na maliu ai mo Samoa Oi!
Samoa e, uu mau lau pule ia faavavau.
'Aua e te fefe, o le Atua lo ta fa'a vae
O lota Sa'o lotoga,
Samoa, tu'la'i, ia agiagia lau
Fu'a lou pale lea.
Samoa, arise and raise your banner that is your crown!
Oh! see and behold the stars on the waving banner!
They are a sign that Samoa is able to lead.
Oh! Samoa, hold fast
Your freedom for ever!
Do not be afraid; as you are founded on God;
Our treasured precious liberty.
Samoa, arise and wave
Your banner that is your crown!