Samoa. According to CountryAAH, Apia is the capital city of Samoa. The world’s oldest head of state, Samoa king Malietoa Tanumafili II, passed away in May 94 years old. He had ruled Samoa since New Zealand independence in 1962.
The deceased king, who was called Samoa’s father, was followed to the last rest by thousands of residents of the small island nation. Chiefs in traditional mourning costume attended the celebration together with foreign dignitaries. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Helen Clark described King Malietoa as “the personification of Samoa’s peace and unity”.
- According to abbreviationfinder: WSM is the 2-letter acronym for the country of Samoa.
King Malietoa ruled for life but was behind the constitution which states that the head of state will in future be elected by Parliament for a term of five years. In June, the new head of state was elected author and former Prime Minister Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Tupuola Efi.
HUMAN AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
Island state of Oceania, in the south-central Pacific Ocean. Despite the positive natural increase (in 2006, birth rate 16.4 ‰, death rate 6.6 ‰), the demographic trend of the country (176,848 residents at the 2001 census) is characterized by a very weak rate of growth, caused by from a consistent exodus (- 11.8 ‰ the migration rate). The only important center is the capital Apia (40,000 residents To an estimate of 2003).
The economy is mainly based on aid from international organizations, on the primary sector (one third of total employment) and on remittances from emigrants, which account for 20 % of GDP. Tourism is developing (98,000 arrivals in 2004), which since 2005 has benefited from the creation of a new airline, Polynesian Blue, born from the merger of the Samoan national airline with the Australian Virgin Blue. In January 2004 the passage of cyclone Heta has upset this small archipelago, causing numerous destruction to the banana and coconut plantations, and damage to residential and hotel structures and those related to fishing. The reconstruction has favored the expansion of the construction sector, which is largely responsible for the growth of the GDP in 2004 (+ 3.7 %); this trend continued in the following year (+ 5.5 %), as a consequence of the choice of Samoa as the location of the South Pacific Games in 2007, which attracted numerous investments.
Samoa weather in March, April and May
Daily temperatures averaging 30 ° C can be expected over the next three months. The temperatures hardly fluctuate during this time.
Do you want to go on a beach holiday? The water temperatures are in March, April and May at about 28 ° C. This is great weather for a great time on the beach and in the water.
The expected rainfall is around 20 days in March, around 16 days in April and around 15 days in May.
In the period from March to May , the sun shines an average of 6 to 7 hours a day. The sunniest weather in Apia is in April, but with a little less sun you will have to get by in March.