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Samoa: Geography#

LocationOceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way between Hawaii and New Zealand
Geographic Coordinates13 35 S, 172 20 W -13.583333,-172.33333
Area total: 2,831 sq km
land: 2,821 sq km
water: 10 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 2831
DBpedia: 2831
Geoname: 2944
Infoplease: 2944
Britannica: 2785
Wolfram: 2831

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Land boundaries0 km
Coastline403 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mount Silisili 1,857 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Mount Siope 1813 m; Mount Mata'age 1681 m; Mount Mua 1538 m; Mount Fa'ani 1305 m; Mount Mana'omia 1255 m

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Terraintwo main islands (Savaii, Upolu) and several smaller islands and uninhabited islets; narrow coastal plain with volcanic, rocky, rugged mountains in interior
Natural Hazardsoccasional typhoons; active volcanism volcanism: Savai'I Island (elev. 1,858 m), which last erupted in 1911, is historically active
Natural Resourcehardwood forests, fish, hydropower
Land Usearable land: 2.82%
permanent crops: 7.75%
other: 89.44% (2011)
Climatetropical; rainy season (November to April), dry season (May to October)
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuessoil erosion, deforestation, invasive species, overfishing
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Apia; Vaitele; Faleasiu; Vailele; Leauvaa
According to Geonames: Apia ; Asau; Mulifanua ; Faleula; Siusega

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Important Cities
Geography-noteoccupies an almost central position within Polynesia