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Geography of American Samoa

American Samoa is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 199 km² (approx. 77 mi²). Continental shelf of American Samoa is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). American Samoa is located in Oceania. Oceania is a region that comprises many of the islands found in the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is sometimes referred to as Oceanica. Countries in Oceania include, but are not limited to, New Zealand and The Solomon Islands. American Samoa is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of American Samoa is 482 m (1,581 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of American Samoa is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). American Samoa has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of American Samoa is Pago Pago Fagatogo. The largest cities in American Samoa are Pago Pago, Tāfuna, Leone, Faleniu.

Elevation

The average elevation range of American Samoa is 482 m (1,581 ft). The highest point of American Samoa is Lata Mountain, with its official height being 966 m (3,169 ft). The lowest point of American Samoa is Pacific Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (Lata Mountain) and lowest (Pacific Ocean) points of American Samoa is 966 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of American Samoa is 199 km² (approx. 77 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 404,391 km² (~156,136 mi²). The continental shelf of American Samoa is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of American Samoa is approximately 404,590 km² (~156,212 mi²). American Samoa is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 20 km² of arable land in American Samoa, and it comprises 10% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

The most notable natural resources found in American Samoa are pumice, pumicite.