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Samoa

Capital :Apia

Land Area : 2,944 sq km

Head of Government :Prime Minister The Hon Tuilaepa Sailele Mailelegaoi (since 1996)

Population :177,287 (July 2005 est.)

Major Languages :Samoan (Polynesian), English

Major Religion(s) : Christian 99.7% (about one-half of population associated with the London Missionary Society; includes Congregational, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Latter-Day Saints, Seventh-Day Adventist)

Date of Joining : 1970

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