Samoa 2006

Samoa 2006

Yearbook 2006

Samoa. At the March parliamentary elections, the ruling HRPP (Human Rights Protection Party) increased its majority, taking 33 out of 49 seats. According to CountryAAH, major public holidays in Samoa include Independence Day (June 1) and New Year (January 1). The opposition party SDUP (Samoa Democratic United Party) was given ten seats and the others went to independent candidates. Following the appeal in a constituency, SDUP later lost a mandate, which went to an independent politician.

Although the opposition in the electoral movement accused the government of corruption, Samoa emerged as an island of political stability in a southern sea of ​​unstable states. The same party, HRPP, has been in power for close to a quarter of a century. The economy has grown in recent years and many rural Samoans have received improved service. About 60% of the population gets their livelihood from agriculture, while tourism is the main source of income for foreign currency. The economy is dependent on the funds that Samoans with work abroad send home. In New Zealand, approximately 120,000 Samoans live, two-thirds of the population in Samoa.

Samoa Map with Surrounding Countries

Samoa Overview

Samoa is officially called the Independent State of Samoa. Samoa is located about halfway between Hawaii and Australia. Samoa consists of the islands of Upolu and Sava, as well as seven smaller islands. One in three Samoans lives on the island of Upolu, where the capital Apia is also located. The highest mountain in Samoa, Mauga Silisili, is on the island of Sava.

Talofa Lava! The beauty of these postcard-like islands is enchanting, the kindness of the people delights and the warmth feels quite pleasant to the northern bones. Samoa’s main mountainous islands and lush valleys are surrounded by white sandy beaches like pearl belts, where dark cliffs are like locks. Here, a colorful glow of flowers competes with sunny smiles and the water drops of the waterfalls sparkle like the sides of fish swaying between corals. In addition to the beautiful nature, the local culture is also worth exploring. Samoans are proud of The Samoan Way (The Samoan Way), their history spans up to 3,000 years.

Area: 2 831 km²

Population: 203,774 (estimate 7/2020)

Capital: Apia

Language: Samoan and English

Currency: Tala (WST)

Population: Samoans 92.6%. In addition, European and Polynesian descendants.

Religion: Christians 98.9%

Form of government: Republic