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

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Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.

1. The change from summer to winter time (moving clockwise back one hour) is on the first Sunday of April.

2. Over 17,400 motor vehicles are registered in this country (93 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. The national top-level domain is .ws . There are over 127,800 websites with this extension.

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

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

6. The country has 4 airports, 1 of the paved surface.

7. Samoa does not have a national area code.

8. Full name of the country – Independent State of Samoa.

9. Political system – constitutional monarchy.

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


Geography in Samoa

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

2. The country is 108 times smaller than Poland.

3. It is an island country, no land borders.

4. The Samoa consists of 9 entries, of which 4 are inhabited.

5. Equatorial climate hot and humid.

6. The highest peak is Silisili 1 858 m above sea level.

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

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

9. 1710 km2 of the country is covered by forests (60.6%)

65. The nearest capital in a straight line from Apia is Nukuʻalofa (Tonga) – 889 km.

66. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Apia is Abuja (Nigeria) – 19478 km.


Finance in Samoa

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

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

3. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 860,000,000 (PLN 3,680,800,000),
– in 2018 it is $ 860,000,000 (PLN 3,680,800,000).

4. At the beginning of 2014 , foreign debt was around: $ 447 200,000 .

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


Law in Samoa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Education in Samoa

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 88.

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


Work in Samoa

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

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

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

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

5. The work week is 40 hours.


Best in Samoa

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1. The highest peak is Silisili 1 858 m above sea level.

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

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

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


Society in Samoa

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

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

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

4. 8.4% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

5. The average IQ level is 88.

6. 54% of adults living in this country are overweight.

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

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

9. On average, a woman gives birth to 2.8 children.

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

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

12. The population density is 60 people / km².

13. The main religion is the Congregational Church, 30%.

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

15. 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.

16. 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).

17. 22% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

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

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


Symbols of Samoa

1. Motto of the country – “Samoa is based on God.”


Customs in Samoa

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


Sport in Samoa

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


History of Samoa

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

2. Independence from New Zealand was obtained on January 1, 1962.

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

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


Answers

What is the highest peak in Samoa?

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

answer: Marta


What Samoa has national colors?

National colors: red, white and blue.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Samoa?

It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

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

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

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

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Samoa?

The population density is 67 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Samoa is based on God.”

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

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

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

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

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta