Samoa Border Map

Yearbook 2003

Samoa. According to, Samoa Independence Day is June 1. The ruling Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) strengthened its position in Parliament after a August general election. The HRPP thus had 32 of Parliament’s 49 seats.

Samoa decided to join 15 policemen in the Australian-led force who were sent to the Solomon Islands in July to establish law and order after the civil war there.

As of August, Samoans were forced to fly to New Zealand, just over 300 miles, when they were applying for a visa to the United States. As part of the protection against terrorism, the United States demanded that the applicant personally approach the embassy there. The government of Samoa protested to the US authorities against the hassle and costs it entailed for its citizens.

Samoa Border Map

An independent state of Samoa Brief Guide

According to AbbreviationFinder, Samoa (until 1997 Western Samoa, between 1900 and 1914 German Samoa) is an archipelago state in the Pacific Ocean. Together with American Samoa, it forms the Samoan archipelago, which is part of the Polynesian archipelago.

For more information on traveling in the country, see the English Foreign Office’s travel bulletin, for example.

Samoa has a tropical climate, with almost daily rainfall. The highest temperature of the day is about 30 degrees throughout the year, the lowest of the night is about 23 degrees. The actual rainy season lasts from November to April. The rains often come in the afternoon.

Food & Beverage
Everyday food generally includes fish and chicken, salad, root vegetables such as taro and yam. The raw materials used are also breadfruit, coconuts and coffee and cocoa. Products imported from abroad include rice, butter, flour and sugar. Water and beverages must be industrially bottled. It is also a good idea to rinse fruits and vegetables with bottled water. Heated or tablet-purified water can be drunk. Reheated foods should be avoided.

Travel Seasons Year-
round destination. The best time to travel is during our summer season, the quietest season is from November to April, when Samoa also has a cyclone season.