Pacific country Samoa — a state very remote from the center of civilization, and therefore little known among 99.5% of the world’s population. The traditional way of life is still largely preserved here, which makes this country truly unique.
Interesting facts about Samoa
- The independent state of Samoa is often confused with American Samoa.
- Almost the entire population of this country — Christians, and Catholics and Protestants are approximately equal here.
- English in Samoa has the status of an official language along with Samoan, but in practice few people speak English here.
- Population density in the capital Samoa, the city of Apia 6534.27 people/km².
- One of the most popular sports in these parts — rugby.
- On the island of Upolu, where the Samoan capital is located, the species of the smallest spiders in the world lives.
- Among all the states of the South Pacific, Samoa was the first to gain independence.
- Many researchers agree that the traditional Polynesian tattoo, now very popular all over the world, first appeared here, and from Samoa has already spread to other islands.
- At the beginning of the 20th century, due to The flu epidemic in Samoa killed almost twenty percent of the population.
- The name of the highest government office in Samoa, corresponding to the functionality of the president, is translated from the local language as «paramount chief».
- The literacy rate in Samoa is almost 100 percent.
- The percentage of people suffering from obesity is very high here, just like in Nauru (interesting facts about Nauru).
- More or less urbanized there is only one city in the country — capital. But there are many villages.