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American Samoa

Updated: Sep 8, 2022

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American Samoa


American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of (the independent nation of) Samoa.

American Samoa consists of five main islands and two coral atolls. The largest and most populous island is Tutuila, with the Manuʻa Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory. All islands except for Swains Island are part of the Samoan Islands, west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and about 500km south of Tokelau. To the west are the islands of the Wallis and Futuna groups.


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The flag was adopted on April 27, 1960. The flag of American Samoa is a flag consisting of a red-edged white triangle pointing towards the hoist charged with a bald eagle holding a war club and fly-whisk, with dark blue upper and lower triangles.

The colors and symbols on the flag of American Samoa carry a range of cultural, regional, and political meanings. Many of these themes are shared with the flag of the U.S, or ties to the history between the two. Both flags carry the colors red, white, and blue.

The bald eagle represents the United States. In its claws, it holds a fly whisk (fue) and a war club (uatogi). Both of them are uniquely Samoan symbols.

The fue represents traditional Samoan chiefs with thei