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American Samoa at 14-degees South latitude is the USA’s only possession south of the equator.  It consists of five volcanic islands and two coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean about 2,300 miles (3,700 km) southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii.  Its close neighbor, Western Samoa, is an independent country.    Pago Pago (pronounced “Pango Pango”) on the island of  Tutuila, is America Samoa's capital and largest town.  The other less populated islands are: Aunu'u, Tau, Ofu, Olosega, Swain and the small isolated atoll: Rose Island.  A Polynesian island of volcanic origin, Tutuila (American Samoa’s largest island) is dominated by Rainmaker Mountain and the large port off of Pago Pago.  The weather is warm and humid all year long with average temperatures ranging from 65°F to 90°F (18°C to 32°C). There is a wet season (summer) between November and April and dry season (winter) from May to October.  The vegetation is lush and there are plenty of deserted sandy beaches to enjoy. Tutuila can easily be circumnavigated by car in less than a day.  American Samoa remains an unincorporated territory of the USA.  Its people are US nationals,
but not citizens.

 

American Samoa Photos
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Rainbow just to the left of Rainmaker Mountain.
Pago Pago Harbor of the main island of Tutuila, American Samoa


 


Rainmaker Hotel along Pago Pago Bay, Tutuila,
American Samoa


 


The legendary Rainmaker Hotel located in the village of Utule‘i along Pago Pago harbor


 


Coastal islet off of American Samoa (Tutuila)


 


Palm trees and Rainmaker Mountain in American Samoa


 



Lagoon on Tutuila, American Samoa

 


American Samoa's coastline


 

 
Lush green foliage around a secluded bay on American Samoa


 


A secluded cove off of American Samoa


 


A typically deserted beach on American Samoa


 


Church near Pago Pago