American Samoa

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American Samoa (Amerika Sāmoa, ; also Amelika Sāmoa or Sāmoa Amelika) is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of (the independent nation of) Samoa.wikipedia
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Tutuila

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The largest and most populous island is Tutuila, with the Manua Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory.
Tutuila is the largest and the main island of American Samoa in the archipelago of Samoan Islands.

Samoa

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American Samoa (Amerika Sāmoa, ; also Amelika Sāmoa or Sāmoa Amelika) is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of (the independent nation of) Samoa.
The entire island group, which includes American Samoa, was called "Navigator Islands" by European explorers before the 20th century because of the Samoans' seafaring skills.

Samoan language

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Most American Samoans are bilingual and can speak English and Samoan fluently.
Samoan (Gagana faa Sāmoa or Gagana Sāmoa; ) is the language of the Samoan Islands, comprising Samoa and the United States territory of American Samoa.

Samoan Islands

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All islands except for Swains Island are part of the Samoan Islands, located west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and some 300 miles (500 km) south of Tokelau.
Administratively, the archipelago comprises all of Samoa and most of American Samoa (apart from Swains Island, which is part of the Tokelau Islands).

Swains Island

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The largest and most populous island is Tutuila, with the Manua Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory.
The island is subject to an ongoing territorial dispute between Tokelau and the United States of America, which administers it as part of American Samoa.

Tokelau

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All islands except for Swains Island are part of the Samoan Islands, located west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and some 300 miles (500 km) south of Tokelau.
Swains Island is geographically part of Tokelau, but is subject to an ongoing territorial dispute and is currently administered by the United States as part of American Samoa.

Unincorporated territories of the United States

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American Samoa (Amerika Sāmoa, ; also Amelika Sāmoa or Sāmoa Amelika) is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of (the independent nation of) Samoa.
These are Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and American Samoa.

Rose Atoll

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The largest and most populous island is Tutuila, with the Manua Islands, Rose Atoll, and Swains Island also included in the territory.
Rose Atoll, sometimes called Rose Island or Motu O Manu by people of the nearby Manu'a Islands, is an oceanic atoll within the U.S. territory of American Samoa.

Pago Pago

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As of September 9, 2014, the local U.S. Army recruiting station in Pago Pago was ranked first in production out of the 885 Army recruiting stations and centers under the United States Army Recruiting Command, which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, the Marshall Islands, South Korea, Japan, and Europe.
Pago Pago (Samoan: ) is the territorial capital of American Samoa.

Guam

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As of September 9, 2014, the local U.S. Army recruiting station in Pago Pago was ranked first in production out of the 885 Army recruiting stations and centers under the United States Army Recruiting Command, which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, the Marshall Islands, South Korea, Japan, and Europe.
Before World War II, there were five American jurisdictions in the Pacific Ocean: Guam and Wake Island in Micronesia, American Samoa and Hawaii in Polynesia, and the Philippines.

International Date Line

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Its location is centered on 14.2710° S, 170.1322° W. It is east of the International Date Line, while Samoa is west of the Line.
South of Kiribati, the IDL returns westwards but remains east of 180°, passing between Samoa and American Samoa.

Leone, American Samoa

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After World War I, during the time of the Mau movement in Western Samoa (then a League of Nations mandate governed by New Zealand), there was a corresponding American Samoa Mau movement led by Samuelu Ripley, a World War I veteran who was from Leone village, Tutuila.
Leone is a village on the south-west coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa.

United States Congress

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In 1930, the U.S. Congress sent a committee to investigate the status of American Samoa, led by Americans who had a part in the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii.
The House of Representatives has six non-voting members representing Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the District of Columbia in addition to its 435 voting members.

Fagatogo

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The efforts of these chiefs led to the creation of a territorial legislature, the American Samoa Fono, which meets in the village of Fagatogo.
Fagatogo is the Downtown area of Pago Pago, the territorial capital of American Samoa.

Jarvis Island

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The total land area is 199 sqkm, slightly more than Washington, D.C. American Samoa is the southernmost territory of the United States and one of two U.S. territories south of the Equator, along with the uninhabited Jarvis Island.
Jarvis Island is one of two United States territories that are in the southern hemisphere (the other is American Samoa).

American Samoa Fono

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The efforts of these chiefs led to the creation of a territorial legislature, the American Samoa Fono, which meets in the village of Fagatogo.
The Legislature of American Samoa or Fono is the territorial legislature of American Samoa.

United States Naval Station Tutuila

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After the United States Navy took possession of eastern Samoa for the United States government, the existing coaling station at Pago Pago Bay was expanded into a full naval station, known as United States Naval Station Tutuila and commanded by a commandant.
United States Naval Station Tutuila was a naval station in Pago Pago Harbor on the island of Tutuila, part of American Samoa, built in 1899 and in operation until 1951.

Cook Islands

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All islands except for Swains Island are part of the Samoan Islands, located west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and some 300 miles (500 km) south of Tokelau.
The Cook Islands are in the South Pacific Ocean, northeast of New Zealand, between French Polynesia and American Samoa.

Constitution of American Samoa

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Although technically considered "unorganized" since the U.S. Congress has not passed an Organic Act for the territory, American Samoa is self-governing under a constitution that became effective on July 1, 1967.
The Constitution of American Samoa is the constitution that defines the government of American Samoa.

John Martin Poyer

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During the 1918 flu pandemic, Governor John Martin Poyer quarantined the territory, and because of his actions, American Samoa was one of the few places in the world where no flu-related deaths occurred.
During the 1918 flu pandemic, Poyer quarantined the territory to stop the spread of the pandemic to American Samoa.

Paul Antoine Fleuriot de Langle

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The 1789 visit by La Perouse ended in an attack and resulted in the death of his second in command Capt. de Langle and several of his crew on a Tutuila water collection expedition.
Fleuriot de Langle died in an encounter with natives in what is now American Samoa before the expedition was lost; his remains were returned to France, and were buried in the choir of the church of Saint-Louis at Brest.

Pago Pago International Airport

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American Samoa and Pago Pago International Airport had historic significance with the Apollo Program.
Pago Pago International Airport, also known as Tafuna Airport, is a public airport located 7 miles (11.3 km) southwest of the central business district of Pago Pago, in the village and plains of Tafuna on the island of Tutuila in American Samoa, an unincorporated territory of the United States.

Treaty of Cession of Tutuila

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The Navy secured a Deed of Cession of Tutuila in 1900 and a Deed of Cession of Manuʻa in 1904 on behalf of the US government.
The Treaty of Cession of Tutuila, also known as the Deed of Cession of Tutuila, was a treaty between several chiefs of the island of Tutuila and the United States signed on April 17, 1900, whereby the chiefs swore allegiance to, and ceded the island of Tutuila to, the United States, which now forms part of American Samoa.

William Michael Crose

In May 1911, Governor William Michael Crose authored a letter to the Secretary of the Navy conveying the sentiments of Manu'a.
He was the first person designated "Governor of American Samoa", rather than the previous "Governor of Tutuila".

Federal government of the United States

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After the United States Navy took possession of eastern Samoa for the United States government, the existing coaling station at Pago Pago Bay was expanded into a full naval station, known as United States Naval Station Tutuila and commanded by a commandant.
There is one delegate each from the District of Columbia, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the resident commissioner from Puerto Rico.