Samoa is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. It is part of the region of the Pacific known as Polynesia. Its population is around 185,000 but many more Samoans live outside the country, particularly in New Zealand, Australia and California.
Popular in Samoa
Apia is the capital of Samoa. It is on the island of Upolu and has a population of around 40,000.
Upolu is the most important of Samoa's islands. The Region of Upolu also includes all other islands of the country apart from the so-called "big" island of Savaii.
Savaii is the larger, but less developed, of the two main islands of Samoa. Many people say that Savaii is the 'real' Samoa.