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Official Country Name: Samoa (correctly Western Samoa) formerly Navigator Islands
Capital: Apia
Population: 175,000
Telephone Code: 684 or 685 (American Samoa and Western Samoa differ)
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Area: Upolu 430 sq miles Savaii 703 sq miles
Language(s): Samoan, English
Ethnic Groups: Polynesian, some Melanesians, Asians and Europeans
Highest Mountain: Mount Sili Sili
President/Head of State: Malietoa Tanumafili II (until 2007, now deceased)
Government: Part parliamentary democracy/part feudal
Currency: Tala (WST)
Exchange Rate: US$1=WST$2.70
Health Risks: Sunburn, elephantiasis, centipedes, water borne micro-organisms
Electricity: 210V-240V officially but unreliable
Weights & Measures: Metric and Imperial
Country Name in other languages: Samoa i Sisifo


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