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American Samoa
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Political Status: Unincorporated and Unorganized Territory of the United States; administered by the US Department of Interior, Office of Territorial and International Affairs

Conventional long form: Territory of American Samoa

Data code: AS

Capital: Pago Pago
Currency: United States dollar ($)
Main Islands: Tutuila or American Samoa, Manua Islands
Land Area: 189 square kilometers
Population: 57,366 (July 1995 est.)
Ethnic divisions: Samoan (Polynesian) 89%, Caucasian 2%, Tongan 4%, other 5%

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Religions: Christian Congregationalist 50%, Roman Catholic 20%, Protestant denominations and other 30%
Languages: Samoan (closely related to Hawaiian and other Polynesian languages), English; most people are bilingual
Literacy: Age 15 and over can read and write (1980)
Labor force: 14,400 (1990)
Labor force by occupation: Government 33%, tuna canneries 34%, other 33% (1990)

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