Capital: Pago Pago
Languages: English and Samoan (official)
Population: Abt. 70,000
Area: 197.1 Sq km
GDP (PPP): $537 million (2007)
GDP Per capita: $8,000 (2007)
American Samoa is an Unincorporated territories of the United States" unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of the Independent State of Samoa (formerly known as Western Samoa).The main (largest and most populous) island is Tutuila, with the Manuʻa Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory.
The overwhelming majority of public sector employees work for the American Samoa territorial government. The one tuna cannery, StarKist, exports several hundred million dollar's worth of canned tuna to the United States each year.
Land is considered as one of the most important assets of the American Samoan people and has traditionally been the primary basis for family organization and family identity. Over 90 percent of American Samoa's total land area is "customary land," communally owned by families or clans and passed on from generation to generation. The existing law on land tenure prohibits the transfer of land ownership, except freehold land, to any person whose blood is less than one-half Samoan.