National Symbols of Samoa

Samoa is a country in Australia/Oceania. It shares borders with the following countries: The capital of Samoa is Apia.

The official language is Samoan and the Samoan tālā is the currency of the Samoa. The domain is .as and the country code is +685.

National day is celebrated on 1 Jun 1962. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Samoa is no exception.

In Samoa, Rugby union is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Samoan people. Kava is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Samoa. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Samoan symbol.

The country was founded by Fiame Mata'afa Faumuina Mulinu'u II. and Fiamē Naomi Mataʻafa is the Prime Minister.

In Samoa the power plugs and sockets are of type I. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Samoan national anthem was written by Sauni Iiga Kuresa and composed by Sauni Iiga Kuresa.

Country information

Former name(s) Western Samoa
Official name(s) The Independent State of Samoa
Alternative name(s) Independent State of Samoa (official, English)
Regional location Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand
Country name etymology "Holy Center", from a compound of the Samoan sa ("sacred") and moa ("center").
Climate Tropical; rainy season (November to April), dry season (May to October)
Terrain Two main islands (Savaii, Upolu) and several smaller islands and uninhabited islets; narrow coastal plain with volcanic, rocky, rugged mountains in interior
Population 198,414
National Day 1 Jun 1962
Language(s) Samoan
Religion Christianity
Country code +685
Literacy rate 99%
Currency Samoan tālā
Capital city Apia
Domain(TLD) .as
Ethnicity Samoans, Euronesians
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Samoan
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 2,842 km2 (1,097 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+13 (WST)
Average elevation 482 m (1,581 ft)
Coastline 403 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Samoa

Flag map of Samoa

Motto of Samoa

Fa'avae i le Atua Samoa - "God be the Foundation of Samoa"

National animal of Samoa

The National animal of Samoa is Whale

National Animal of Samoa - Whale

National flower of Samoa

The National flower of Samoa is Teuila torch ginger. Botanical name is Alpinia purpurata .

National flower of Samoa - Teuila torch ginger

National bird of Samoa

The National bird of Samoa is Manumea (tooth-billed pigeon)

National bird of Samoa - Manumea (tooth-billed pigeon)

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Samoan Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

A careless person will be taken by surprise by his watchful enemy.

Blessed is the moon; it goes but it comes back again.

The mat is warm.

Having foolishly got into trouble he is asking for help.

Gather the breadfruit from the farthest branches first.

Like a fish, one should look for a hole in the net.

The hand strikes the eye.

The stones and the earth weep.

The way to authority is through service.

If at first you don’t succeed try, try and try again.

Catch the bird and watch the breakers.

Sit and wait for the good chestnuts.

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