Country: Samoa

Population: 214,265

Capital: Apia

Time Zone: UTC-11

Currency Name: tala (SAT)

Government Type: Parliamentary democracy

Languages: Samoan (Polynesian), English

Ethnic Breakdown: Samoan 92.6%, Euronesians 7% (persons of European and Polynesian blood), Europeans 0.4%

Religion: Congregationalist 34.8%, Roman Catholic 19.6%, Methodist 15%, Latter-Day Saints 12.7%, Assembly of God 6.6%, Seventh-Day Adventist 3.5%, Worship Centre 1.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.9%, unspecified 0.1%

Major Cities: Apia

Phone Country Code: 685

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.visitsamoa.ws/

High Travel Season: May - October

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: I

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The famous Scottish writer Robert Louis Stevenson brought his family to live in Samoa in 1890.