Flag of American Samoa

American Samoa Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateNo (Unincorporated territory of the United States)
Country CodesAS, ASM, 016
Official NameTerritory of American Samoa
CapitalPago Pago
Government TypeUnincorporated and unorganized territory
CurrencyUnited States Dollar (USD)
Calling Code+1 684
Member OfNon-self-governing territory under the administration of the United States
PopulationApprox. 55,000 (as of 2023)
Total Area199 square kilometers
Highest PointLata Mountain (964 meters or 3,163 feet)
Lowest PointPacific Ocean (0 meters or 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaApprox. $11,000 (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyApprox. 74 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.as

American Samoa National Anthem

Amerika Samoa

Amerika Samoa, land of the free
I give my heart to you
I will always serve you
All my days will be for you
God bless American Samoa and its people

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the American Samoa Flag

The flag of American Samoa is a unique symbol that represents its status as a territory of the United States and its own distinct cultural heritage. Adopted on April 17, 1960, the flag features traditional Samoan and American elements.

The flag’s design includes a white triangle edged in red, with a bald eagle clutching a Samoan war club (uatogi) and a fly whisk (fue). These traditional Samoan symbols are set against a blue background. The uatogi and fue signify wisdom, freedom, and the guardianship of the Samoan culture, while the bald eagle represents American Samoa’s connection to the United States.

The blue field symbolizes freedom and loyalty. The red edging around the white triangle represents courage and is also a nod to the traditional red Samoan flag. The choice to use American symbolism alongside traditional Samoan emblems reflects American Samoa’s unique status as an American territory with a strong Samoan cultural identity.

Prior to the adoption of this flag, American Samoa did not have an official flag and generally used the flag of the United States. The creation and adoption of its own flag were steps towards expressing the territory’s unique identity and cultural heritage. The flag of American Samoa stands as a symbol of the territory’s pride in its dual heritage, embodying both its American ties and Samoan traditions. It is a source of pride for its people and a visual representation of the territory’s distinct place in the Pacific and the world.