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    Western Samoa Geography - 1990

      Total area: 2,860 km2
      land area: 2,850 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Rhode Island

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 403 km

      Maritime claims:

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; rainy season (October to March), dry season (May to October)

      Terrain: narrow coastal plain with volcanic, rocky, rugged mountains in interior

      Natural resources: hardwood forests, fish

      Land use: 19% arable land; 24% permanent crops; NEGL% meadows and pastures; 47% forest and woodland; 10% other

      Environment: subject to occasional typhoons; active volcanism

      Note: located 4,300 km southwest of Honolulu in the South Pacific Ocean about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand

      NOTE: The information regarding Western Samoa on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Western Samoa Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Western Samoa Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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