Sierran Samoa

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Territory of Sierran Samoa
Teritori o Sierran Samoa (Samoan)
Unincorporated organized territory of the Kingdom of Sierra
Flag of Sierran Samoa Territorial seal of Sierran Samoa
Flag Seal
Motto(s): Samoa, Let God Be First
Territorial song(s): "Sierran Samoa"
Map of Sierran Samoa
Official language(s) English, Samoan
Demonym Sierran Samoan (Officially)
Samoan (Colloquially)
Capital Pago Pago
Largest city Pago Pago
Area Ranked N/A
 • Total 77 sq mi
(199 km2)
Population Ranked N/A
 • Total 55,689 (2019)
 • Density 670.8/sq mi  (259/km2)
Ranked N/A
 • Highest point Lata Mountain
3,196 ft (966 m)
 • Lowest point Pacific Ocean
sea level
Political status Never admitted as a province
Lord Proprietor Iareto Lotomau
Governor Viliamu Manaia
Lieutenant Governor Kenese Silao
Legislature Fono
 • Upper house Senate
 • Lower house House of Representatives
K.S. House delegation 1 resident commissioner
Lafi Tupua
Time zone UTC-11 Samoan Standard Time
Abbreviations SA,

The Territory of Sierran Samoa (Samoan: Teritori o Sierran Samoa), more commonly known as Sierran Samoa, is an unincorporated organized territory of the Kingdom of Sierra located in the South Pacific Ocean south of Samoa.

Sierran Samoa consists of five main islands and two coral atolls. The largest and most populated island is Tutuila with the Manu'a Islands, Rose Atoll and Swains Island also being part of the territory. All islands except for the Swains Island are part of the Samoan Islands located west of the Cook Islands, north of Tonga, and some 500 km (300 miles) south of Tokelau. To the west are the Wallis and Futuna group, overseas territories of France. As of April 2019, the population of Sierran Samoa is 55,689 people. Most citizens of Sierran Samoa are officially Sierran nationals, but not citizens of Sierra nor any other country in the kingdom. The total land mass is 199 km (77 sq mi) and is the southernmost territory of the Kingdom of Sierra and is one of the two Sierran territories south of the Equator alongside the uninhabited Jarvis Island.

Tuna is the primary trade export of Sierran Samoa and the largest trading partner is with Sierra itself. Sierran Samoa is party of the Indo-Pacific Treaty Organization as a territory of Sierra and is a member of the Pacific Community. Sierran Samoa is also an observer state of the Conference of American States and sends a territorial delegate to represent the island in the American Parliament. The island is most famous for being one of the few places not affected by the Spanish flu during the 1918 influenza pandemic as it was closed off and quarantined by the island's government.

Sierran Samoa is well known for having the highest rate of enlistment in the Sierran Crown Armed Forces in any of the Sierran territories. The Royal Sierran Army recruitment station in Pago Pago is ranked first in production out of 470 recruitment centers across Sierra including both the provinces, overseas territories, and member states of the Columbian Realms.

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