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But in a nation where traditional values and lifestyle are still almost entirely intact, agriculture has to play a major role in the economy - and the agricultural sector has so far been a disappointment. Production is felt to be below expectation despite the fact that 80 per cent of the population live and work on the land producing crops for the local market and for export.

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Overview: Samoa


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 Profile: Samoa

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- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

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- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Malotuto'atasi o Samoa (Independent State of Samoa)
Head of State: O le Ao o le Malo, Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi (from 2007; re-appointed 20 Jul 2012)
Head of government: Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi (HRPP) (since 1998; re-elected Mar 2011)
Ruling party: Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) (since 1982; re-elected Mar 2011)
Area: 2,840 square km (nine islands): Savai'i (1,708); Upolu (1,118)
Population: 192,000 (2014)*
Capital: Apia (on Upolu)
Official language: Samoan
Currency: Tala or Samoan dollar (S$) = 100 senes, or cents
Exchange rate: S$2.60 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$4,308 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 1.90% (2014)
GDP: US$826.00 million (2014)
Inflation: -1.20% (2014)
Balance of trade: -US$301.43 million (2013)
Foreign debt: US$278.00 million (2012)
* estimated figure


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