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Capital : Apia
Language : Samoan, English
Currency : Tala
Population : 194 899
Area : 2 842 km2

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Samoa facts

1. Independence from New Zealand was obtained on January 1, 1962.
2. The population density is 60 people / km².
3. The country is 108 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is the Congregational Church, 30%.
5. The Samoa consists of 9 entries, of which 4 are inhabited.
6. Full name of the country – Independent State of Samoa.
7. Political system – constitutional monarchy.
8. Equatorial climate hot and humid.
9. The highest peak is Silisili 1 858 m above sea level.
10. Motto of the country – “Samoa is based on God.”

11. Six islands in the eastern part of the archipelago form the overseas territory of the USA. The capital of American Samoa is Pago Pago.

12. On September 7, 2009, traffic was changed from right-sided to left-sided.

13. The highest score in international competitions was set in 2002 during the Australia-Samoa match. The match ended with the result 31: 0.

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14. Samoa does not have a national area code.

15. There is only one city – Apia which is the capital.

16. On the Island of Savai’i there is an ancient pyramid (Pyramid Star). It was built in the years 1100-1400 AD.

17. When you have only sons, it is acceptable to bring up the youngest of them as a daughter.

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18. The minimum wage is $2 per hour (data from 2012).

19. The unemployment rate is 49.9% (data from 2011).

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20. In Samoa, on average, an adult consumes about 3.6 liters of pure alcohol a year.

21. The most beer is beer – 71%, then wine – 17%, and spirit – 12%.

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22. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

23. The beginning of education begins at the age of 5.

24. The average IQ level is 88.

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25. In this country there is 1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 1,878 people).

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26. The change from daylight saving time to winter time (turning clockwise by one hour) is the first Sunday of April.

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27. The built-up speed limit is 24 km / h (15 mph).

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28. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed varies from 40 to 72 km / h (25 – 45 mph).

29. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

30. In 2013, 17 people lost their lives due to traffic accidents.

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31. From 1 September 2009, the country has left-hand traffic

32. The country has more than 17,400 registered vehicles (93 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

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33. 8.4% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

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34. In this country there are over 2,337 km of paved roads (0.004% of all roads in the world).

35. In this country there are 4 airports, 1 with paved surface.

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36. In this country over 54.000 (2015) 68 000 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 36% of the population).

37. Around 43,000 (2015) 68,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

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38. The national top-level domain is .ws . There are over 127 800 websites with such an extension.

39. The most popular pages with the extension .ws are: avaxhome.ws, cbox.ws and downparadise.ws.

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40. The country has over $141 000 000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0012% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

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41. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $860,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $860,000,000 .

42. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2014 year was around: $447,200,000 .

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43. 54% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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44. In this country you can vote from the age of 21.

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45. In this country the average adult person smokes 3 cigarettes a month.

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46. The lowest temperature: 10.5 °C was measured at Afiamal.

47. The highest temperature: 36.5 °C was measured in Asau.

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48. The average life expectancy in this country is 71.5 years (women – 74.9 years and men – 68.6 years).

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49. In this country, women can get married at the age of 19, and men at the age of 21.

50. In this country, women having their first child on average 23.6 years old.

51. 10 women give birth to 28 children on average

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52. The average age people living in this country is 23.5 years old.

53. The country is around:
61,000 people (32.72%) in the age range 0-14 years.
116,000 people (61.78%) in the age range 15-64 years.
10,300 people (5.5%) over 65 years old.

54. In this country, about 3,900 children are born annually (2.1% of the population), and about 1,000 people die (0.5% of the population).

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55. There are 49 km2 of agricultural land on Samoa (2% of the country).

56. The highest located city in the country is Afiamal.

57. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1990.

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58. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 35 days.

59. He joined the UN on December 15, 1976.

60. The work week is 40 hours.

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61. 22% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

62. 1710 km2 of the country is covered by forests (60.6%)

63. The last death penalty was carried out in 2004.

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64. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 27%, and for companies 27% (2018).

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What is the highest peak in Samoa?
The highest peak in Samoa is Mauga Silisili (1858 m above sea level).

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What is the largest river in Samoa?
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What is the largest lake in Samoa?
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What is the national dish?
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What Samoa has national colors?
National colors: red, white and blue.

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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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Which countries borders Samoa?
It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

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What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 23.5 years.

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What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is $ 2 per hour (data from 2012).

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What is the population density in Samoa?
The population density is 67 people per km2.

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What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Samoa is based on God.”

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 36.5 ° C was measured in Asau.

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What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 10.5 ° C was measured at Afiamal.

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With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

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