American Samoa


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American Samoa

Abbr. AS
An unincorporated territory of the United States in the southern Pacific Ocean northeast of Fiji comprising the eastern islands of the Samoan archipelago. American Samoa has been administered by the United States since 1899. Pago Pago, on Tutuila, the largest island of the group, is the capital.

American Samoa

n
(Placename) the part of Samoa administered by the US. Capital: Pago Pago. Pop: 54 719 (2013 est). Area: 197 sq km (76 sq miles)

Amer′ican Samo′a


n.
the part of Samoa belonging to the U.S., comprising mainly Tutuila and the Manua Islands. 61,819; 76 sq. mi. (197 sq. km). Cap.: Pago Pago. Abbr.: AS
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.American Samoa - a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of SamoaAmerican Samoa - a United States territory on the eastern part of the island of Samoa
Samoan Islands, Samoa - a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific midway between Hawaii and Australia; its climate and scenery and Polynesian culture make it a popular tourist stop
Pago Pago, Pango Pango - a port in American Samoa
Translations
Samoa américaines
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American Samoa formerly had an extension that allowed federal agencies to continue to accept its drivers licenses and identification cards.
All but American Samoa are classified as "organized territories," meaning Congress passed an Organic Act allowing them to establish a government and elect a governor and a legislature.
Ambassador Mustard said the Samoan delegation represents not only American Samoa and the United States but a whole new world to Turkmenistan.
The project was funded by the American Samoa Economic Development Authority, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Interior.
In 2010, the American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) received funding through the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to replace its deteriorating legacy copper network with a weather-durable fiber optic network.
Bank of Hawaii is planning to close down its American Samoa operations, while ANZ Amerika Samoa Bank has reduced banking services.
NASDAQ: HA) subsidiary Hawaiian Airlines said it has reached a new milestone: 30 years since launching its non-stop service between Honolulu and Pago Pago, American Samoa.
According to The Express Tribune, Hawker Beechcraft Bonanza, the aircraft in which father-son duo of Babar Suleman and Haris Suleman were flying from American Samoa Island to Hawaii, went down shortly after it took off from Pago Pago International Airport.
Thomas tells me that before flying to American Samoa with his wife from their home in Florida, his hosts said they only had two practice balls on the island.
Before that captain is pulling into the port, we're landing in American Samoa and delivering within an hour and a half of arrival," Peter Lamy, president of American Worldwide Agencies (AWA), says.
American Samoa Treasurer Falemao Pili says checks for the back wages ranged from $4 to $22,500.

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