The Tiny Nation of Samoa

Posted by on Thursday, April 28, 2016 Under: Travel

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Samoa is an independent nation located in Polynesia.

The nation comprises the westernmost group of the Samoan Islands.

Many of its islands have reef-bordered beaches and rugged, rain-forested interiors with gorges and waterfalls.

The islands include Upolu, home to most of Samoa's population, and Savai'i, one of the largest islands in the South Pacific. The others range from islets with small villages to uninhabited wildlife sanctuaries. The country has a population of 190,372.

The total land area is 2,842 km².

The climate is equatorial/monsoonal, with an average annual temperature of 26.5 °C, and a rainy season from November to April.

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