American Samoa

Capital: Pago Pago                Land area: 199 km²                Region: Polynesia

American Samoa comprises five main islands and two coral atolls situated on the eastern border of the international date line. It lies southeast of Samoa (Western), west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga and south of Tokealau.

The total land area is 199 square kilometers (76.8 sq mi). American Samoa is the southernmost territory of the United States and one of two U.S. territories south of the Equator, along with the uninhabited Jarvis Island. Tuna products are the main exports, and the main trading partner is the United States.

Census & Surveys
2024Agricultural census / survey
2025Population and Housing Census

News & Publications

Pacific Islands making the move to electronic data collection

July 10, 2021
Between 2010 and 2020, many Pacific Islands and Territories have updated their traditional data collection processes, embracing new technologies. The island nations Kiribati and Vanuatu, among others, successfully switched to computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI), a new data management system and a survey monitoring dashboard.

Civil Registration and Vital Statistics, Asia and the Pacific Decade midterm report

June 28, 2021
ESCAP just published a report titled "Getting every one in the picture - A snapshot of progress midway through the Asia and Pacific Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Decade". The report shows that the Asia-Pacific region is on the right path to reach goals of universal and responsive CRVS systems.

COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information and Community Resilience

June 28, 2021
The COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information and Community Resilience: Global Applications and Lesson report is now available.

'Regional comparison, that is where the data gap is'

June 10, 2021
Health, disability, gender, employment indicators and data are key for effective policy development in Pacific Islands Countries and Territories (PICTs).

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