Samoa Flag

Samoa flag
Samoa flag

Samoa's flag represents the country's identity and history. It was initially used on February 24, 1949, during the time of UN trusteeships, and has been used continuously since the country's independence on January 1, 1962. The flag has a red background with a blue rectangle in the canton.

The Southern Cross constellation is represented by four massive white stars and one smaller star in the blue rectangle. The stars of the Southern Cross represent God's guidance in Samoa's political and spiritual life. The Official Flag and National Anthem of Samoa Act of 1994 governs the design of the flag.

When the flag is raised or lowered in public, it is regarded a symbol of national pride, and respect is required. When the flag is raised or lowered, individuals and vehicles are required by law to stop and remain stationary until the performance is completed. Any act of defacing or disrespecting the flag is punished by up to six months in prison.

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Country information

Samoa is a small country located in the South Pacific Ocean, about 2,000 miles northeast of New Zealand. It is a group of islands with a rich cultural heritage and a mix of different ethnicities and religions. Samoa is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from mountains and forests to beaches and coastlines.

The history of Samoa dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 1000 BC. The islands have a long and complex history, with a mix of Polynesian, European, and other influences. Samoa gained independence from New Zealand in 1962, and has since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.

Today, Samoa is a lower-middle-income country with a small and diversified economy. The islands are known for their tourism industry, as well as for their production of agricultural products such as cocoa, coconuts, and pineapples. Samoa has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official languages of Samoa are Samoan and English.

Independent Yes
Country codes WS, WSM (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Independent State of Samoa
Official languages Samoan and English
Religion /
Capital city Apia
Continent Oceania
Time zone UTC+13 (WST)
Member of United Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
Pacific Community
Population 201,819 (2023)
Population density 70 per Km2 (182 people per mi2)
Urban Population 18.0 % of the population is urban (35,799 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) -2,803
Median age 21.8 years
Total area The total land area is 2,830 Km2 (1,093 sq. miles)
Highest point Mauga Silisili on Savai'i (1 857 m, 6 093 ft)
Lowest point South Pacific Ocean
GDP per capita $ 3,857 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Samoan tālā (T, WST)
Calling code +685
Internet TLD .ws (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Samoa Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Samoa

1 Apia 40,407
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