American Samoa is the place to be. Island livin’ is the life for me.

American Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of (the independent nation of) Samoa. Its location is centered on WikiMiniAtlas 14.3°S 170.7°W. It is east of the International Date Line, while Samoa is west of the Line.

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 some 300 miles (500 km) south of Tokelau. To the west are the islands of the Wallis and Futuna group.

As of 2020 the population of American Samoa is approximately 55,212 people. Most American Samoans are bilingual and can speak English and Samoan fluently.

 

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American Samoa is the place to be.

 Island livin’ is the life for me.

 Ocean spreadin’ out so far and wide

 Keep Winnipeg, just give me that oceanside.

Win the lottery and I’ll be free

To jet to Samoa by the sea

Trade in the Winnipeg cold, for an island with ocean gold

Islander woman with grass skirt

And coconut from the tree with juice to squirt

Come on lotto gods be kind to me

So I can jet off to American Samoa by the sea

 

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American Samoa and Pago Pago International Airport had historic significance with the Apollo Program. The astronaut crews of Apollo 10, 12, 13, 14, and 17 were retrieved a few hundred miles from Pago Pago and transported by helicopter to the airport prior to being flown to Honolulu on C-141 Starlifter military aircraft.

 

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