Samoa Country Code +685

Country calling code +685

Alpha-2 Code WS

Alpha-3 Code WSM

About Samoa

Samoa (/səˈmoʊə/), officially the Independent State of Samoa (Samoan: Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; Samoan: Sāmoa, IPA: [ˈsaːmoa]) and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a country consisting of two main islands, Savai'i and Upolu, and four smaller islands (Manono, Apolima, Fanuatapu, and Namua). The capital city is Apia. The Lapita people discovered and settled the Samoan Islands around 3,500 years ago. They developed a Samoan language and Samoan cultural identity. Samoa is a unitary parliamentary democracy with eleven administrative divisions. The sovereign state is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Western Samoa was admitted to the United Nations on 15 December 1976. The entire island group, which includes American Samoa, was called "Navigator Islands" by European explorers before the 20th century because of the Samoans' seafaring skills. The country was governed by New Zealand until its independence in 1962. In July 2017, Va'aletoa Sualauvi II became the head of state, succeeding Tui Ātua Tupua Tamasese Efi. The Prime Minister Tuila'epa came back to power after a landslide victory in March 2016, beginning a fifth term for the premier...

Samoa Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 13°44'11"S / 172°6'26"W
  • CAPITAL: Apia
  • POPULATION: 198,025
  • AREA: 2,830 Km2
  • GDP: $840,927,997
  • TELEPHONES: 35,300
  • INTERNET HOSTS: 18,013

How to Call Samoa from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Samoa from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 685, the country code for Samoa.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Samoa

  • LANGUAGES: Samoan (Polynesian) (official), English
  • CURRENCY: Tala (WST)

    Type I Australian plug

    • Mainly used in Australia, New Zealand, China & Argentina
    • 2 or 3 pins
    • 2 pins: not grounded / 3 pins: grounded
    • 10 A
    • 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type I

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