Samoa

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1971

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 1 January 1962

CAPITAL: Apia

AREA: 2,830 sq km

EEZ: 120,000 sq km

POPULATION: 193,000 (2015)

LANGUAGE: English, Samoan

CURRENCY: Tala

ECONOMY: Agriculture, fisheries, tourism

STATUS: Republic

HEAD OF STATE: HH Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Prime Minister The Hon Tuila’epa Lupesoliai Neioti Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi

WEBSITE: www.samoagovt.ws