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Samoa

Samoa Background Stats

Date:

1,000 BC

Definitions

  • Daylight Savings Time end date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time ends. Clocks are moved backwards on this date.
  • Daylight Savings Time start date: Rules that determine the date on which daylight savings time begins. Clocks are moved forward on this date.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Daylight Savings Time end date First Sunday April 2013
Daylight Savings Time start date Last Sunday September 2013
First human settlement > Notes Lapita site found at Mulifanua Ferry Berth Site by New Zealand scientists in the 1970s. 2014
First human settlement > Place Mulifanua 2014
Full name The Independent State of Samoa 2013
Independence day date January 1 1962
Land border length 0.0 2014 181st out of 200
National anthems The Banner of Freedom 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Tonga (M) American Samoa ( United States ) (M) Tokelau ( New Zealand ) (M) Wallis and Futuna ( France ) (M) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 4 2014 42nd out of 171
Overview

The Independent State of Samoa, known as Western Samoa until 1997, is made up of nine volcanic islands, two of which - Savai'i and Upolu - make up more than 99% of the land.

It was governed by New Zealand until its people voted for independence in 1961. It has the world's second-largest Polynesian group, after the Maori.

Samoa's deeply conservative and devoutly Christian society centres around the extended family, which is headed by an elected chief who directs the family's social, economic and political affairs, and the church, which is a focus of recreational and social life. Many Samoan villages hold up to 20 minutes of prayer curfews in the evenings.


Full Article
2013

Citation

"Samoa Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Samoa/Background

Samoa Background Profiles (Subcategories)

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