American Samoa Map
American Samoa Political Map
American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States that consists of 7 islands and atolls in the South Pacific Ocean. It’s part of Polynesia and Oceania near the country of Samoa, just 73 kilometers (46 mi) away to the west. Additionally, the Tonga Islands are situated to the southwest and the Cook Islands to the east. The country is recognized for its pristine beaches, reefs, culture, traditions, nature, and military bases. It’s the only US territory that is inhabited in the southern hemisphere, other than Jarvis Island. Pago Pago is the capital city located in the center of the main island of Tutuila. But its largest village is Tafuna.
American Samoa Satellite Map
American Samoa occupies an area of just 200 square kilometers (77 sq mi). In comparison, this is roughly the same size as Washington DC but just a bit larger. American Samoa’s largest and main island is Tutuila, next to the island of Upolu to the west. This island accounts for 68% of the total area of American Samoa and contains the Pago Pago international airport and harbor as well as the National Park of Samoa. Otherwise, its other islands include Aunu’u, Ofu, Olosega, and Ta’u and its two atolls (Rose and Swains). The country is located just east of the international dateline. Whereas the country of Samoa is to the west.
America Samoa Elevation Map
Overall, American Samoa is mostly mountainous because of its volcanic origin. For example, Rainmaker Mountain is a chain of mountains located near Pago Pago, American Samoa. The origin of the name is from its peaks that trap clouds within the island causing rainfall. The mountain has a tri-peak of summits, including its highest at 523 meters (1,716 ft) in height. But Lata Mountain is the highest peak of American Samoa, on the island of Ta’u at 966 meters (3,170 ft) above sea level.