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Samoa is an island country and an independent state located in the South Pacific Ocean. It is about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand. It consists of two main islands (Savai'i and Upolu), two smaller islands (Manono and Apolima), and several small uninhabited islands. The 2020 census of Samoa reported a population of 202,506.
Samoa's neighboring island groups include: American Samoa (a United States territory of five main islands and two coral atolls about 40 miles to the east); Tonga (an independent state and archipelago of 36 inhabited and 133 uninhabited islands about 550 miles to the southwest); and, Fiji (an independent state and archipelago of about 110 inhabited islands, about 220 uninhabited islands, and over 500 islets about 715 miles to the southwest).
The islands of Samoa were all produced by volcanic eruptions above the Samoa hotspot. Today, active volcanism only occurs on Savai'i, the westernmost island. Historical eruptions have occurred at Mt. Matavanu (1905-1911), Mata o le Afi (1902), and Mauga Afi (1725). Image by Peter Hermes Furian / Alamy Stock Photo.
Samoa Neighboring Countries:Fiji
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|Data for the satellite image above was acquired by the Landsat 8 satellite in 2014. Image by Universal Images Group North America LLC / Alamy Stock Photo. Click for a larger view.|