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Samoa

Samoa
  • Capital

    Capital

    Apia

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:08

  • Population

    Population

    197 448

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +685

  • Currency

    Currency

    T WST (tala)

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Samoa

Samoa
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Apia

  • Local time

    Local time

    23:08

  • Population

    Population

    197 448

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +685

  • Currency

    Currency

    T WST (tala)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 63

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.98 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 050mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    2 944 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    7%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    60%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    12%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    116 167

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Samoan - 92 %
    Euronesians
    Europeans

  • Religion

    Religion

    Congregationalist - 35 %
    Roman Catholic - 19 %
    Methodist - 15 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    99.0%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Samoan
    English

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    3.6 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    41%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    7.9%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    11 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    food processing, building materials, auto parts

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    coconuts, bananas, taro, yams, coffee, cocoa

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    hardwood forests, fish, hydropower

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    hardwood forests, fish, hydropower

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    42%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    198kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    87 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    41

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What not to do when visiting Samoa

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Marker Samoa
Business & Communication

Don’t fail the greetings when meeting someone on the streets - a slight elevation of the head and/or a quick elevation of the eyebrows may suffice. Handshaking is also common.

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Marker Samoa
Business & Communication

Don’t forget the raised eyebrow in conversations can mean either you do not believe the other person, you agree with the other person, or you give your approval. It all depends on the context.

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Marker Samoa
Street & Behavioral

Don’t necessarily approach or feed stray dogs, even though they are not dangerous in most cases. Feeding can cause aggressive behaviour between more dogs.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In Samoa, there is a tradition called ‘fa’afafine’, which means that the youngest son is raised as a daughter if you have too many sons in the family.

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Marker Samoa
Social Events

Don’t enter Samoan house without removing your shoes.

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Marker Samoa
Business & Communication

Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Marker Samoa
Business & Communication

Don’t ignore the security when visiting blowholes - the footing around the mouths of blowholes is very slippery, always be cautious.

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7/10
Marker Samoa
Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget the same-sex acts are a crime in Samoa.

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8/10
Marker Samoa
Street & Behavioral

Don't be surprised by people sitting on the floor around the perimeter of the room - it’s common.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Samoa was the first Pacific island country to gain independence.

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Marker Polynesia
Business & Communication

Don't refuse the Hibiscus blossom when offered - place it behind your left ear. The Tiare Tahiti flower can be found only in French Polynesia and is used to welcome friends or new visitors.

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Marker Samoa
Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season runs from November to April.

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