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Samoa is an island nation in the south west Pacific Ocean. It has maritime borders with Tokelau to the north, Wallis and Futuna to the west, Tonga and Niue to the south, and French Polynesia to the east. Samoa consists of 2 large islands, called Upolu and Savai’i, and 8 small islets.
The islands of Samoa are mountainous and volcanic in origin. The largest island, Savai’i, is dominated by the volanic peak of Mount Silisili, which reaches 1858 m (6,096 ft). The second largest island, Upolu, supports about three-quarters of the population.
Samoa has a total land area of 2,831 sq km (1,093 sq miles) and had a population of 194,300 in 2012. The main ethnic groups are Samoan 92.6%, Euronesians 7.0%, Europeans 0.4%. The capital city, Apia is on the island of Upolu.
Further National Information
Text to be added on the development of aviation in Samoa.
Civil Aircraft Registrations
Samoa civil aircraft have used the registration sequence 5W-AAA to 5W-ZZZ since 1962.
Military Air Arms
None at present. Defence of Samoa is the responsibility of New Zealand.
Central Government Agencies
No aviation services provided
Public Service Aviation
Medical Aviation – no EMS aviation services
Police Aviation (Samoa Police Service) – no aviation unit
To be added
None at present.
Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots
Civil Airports & Airfields
Military Air Bases & Airfields
Military Air Bases Listing – not applicable.
None at present
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