Capital of Western SamoaThe capital of Western Samoa
There is no more Western Samoa. His name was change to Samoa in 1997. But in an attempt to distinguish it from its eastern neighbour, American Samoa, we still call it Western Samoa, like many others. There are some who believe that the western Samoan archipelago of Savai?i is the iconic Hawaiki from which the first Polynesians cross the Pacific.
The American Samoans deny this point and believe that their Manua Islands are Hawaiki. Irrespective of this, Western Samoa has been manned since at least 1,000 B.C. As described on our site ?American of the Samoas, the Samoas were first seen by a European, Jacob Roggeveen, in 1722. Samoan troops had restricted contacts with Europe until the 1830s, when British troops arrived.
The most important agent of Samoa's transformation, according to the West Samoa Visitor Office, by, was the Western missions. In the middle of the 18th century a consulate was founded in Western Samoa by Great Britain, Germany and the United States. Issues between these proponents and the Samoan kings culminated in 1889, and Samoan autonomy was guaranteed by the Final Act of the Berlin Conference on Samoan Affairs.
This dispute resulted in a number of agreements under which Germany adopted Western Samoa (and the United States American Samoa) in 1900. During the outbreak of the First World War, when the New Zealand army invaded the island, Germany reigned over Western Samoa. In 1919 New Zealand received a government from the League of Nations over the area, but its reign was not favoured by the Samoans.
The Samoans worked for their autonomy, which was regained in 1962. The latitude of Samoa is between 171° and 172° West and 13° and 14° South. There are eight small islets and two relatively large ones ï Upolu and Savai?i ?, with the two bigger ones accounting for 96% of the area.
They are volcanically and are ruled by jagged mountains that reach 6,094 ft on Savai ½i and 3,608 ft on Upolu. They have fringe corals and some pelagic coves. Though Savai½i is the biggest isle, Upolu is the most advanced one. Apia, the capital of Western Samoa, is located on Upolu, as is Faleolo International Airport.
It has over 35,000 inhabitants and is the seat of the country's state, centre of commerce and principal city. West Samoa?s There is a total of about 175,000 people. The Western Samoans are the most densely populated full-blooded Polish breed in the run. The Samoan is the local tongue, but English is the formal working one.
The most Samoans speak English. West Samoa is a traditionally developed community with a strong Polish patrimony. At least 362 towns in Western Samoa. Each village consists of lands belonging to the league (large families ), and each league is run by a mate. Matais can be masculine or feminine.
Traditionally, the authorities are with the municipality's local authorities, and there are an approximate 18,000 people. Western Samoan economies are mainly agrarian. Much of the revenue comes from Samoan members of the Samoan families who live abroad and send donations ?home?. Apia harbour, the only formal entrance and departure harbour in Western Samoa, is well signposted and inviting.
There' s a seafood fair from Monday to Friday morning. Opposite the fishmarket there is a fleamarket which is open from Monday to Saturday. Flohmarkt is mainly Samoan handicrafts. However, the open-air fair is the one not to be overlooked. There is an open-air fair upcountry.
The US $1.20 WST (46 Cent USD) is currently equal to 2.6 West Samoa Tala. I was hoping to find more items than we found in Apia. It was easy to reach the remainder of Apia on foot. Coaches were colourful and personalised as in American Samoa, but these buses were comparatively muted.
A further landmark was reached in Apia. Having spent a while in the bustling harbours of Samoa and Western Samoa, we wanted some insulation and peace. Thus we departed Western Samoa before sunrise on August 30 in the direction of Niuatoputapu, Tonga.