Country Data Sets for Pacific Biodiversity Information
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Capital: Pago Pago
Population: 68,200 (July 2007 est.)
Land Area: 199 sq km
No. of Islands: 7
Lat/Long (Capital): 14’20″S, 170′W
Terrain: five volcanic islands with rugged peaks and limited coastal plains, two coral atolls (Rose Island, Swains Island)
Climate: Tropical marine, moderated by southeast trade winds; rainy season (November to April), dry season (May to October); little seasonal temperature variation
Common Flora: Breadfruit, pandanus, taro, mangrove, banana, banyan, and fig trees are some of the most commonly seen trees.
Common Fauna: Bats, imported rodents, lizards, domestic animals, and a great variety of birds make up most of the terrestrial vertebrates. Sea turtles, ocean and reef fish are commonly found in the waters around American Samoa.
Notes: American Samoa has been an American territory since 1900