Encircled by the Southern Pacific Ocean, American Samoa is comprised of five volcanic islands and two coral atolls. Dispersed over 150 miles of the Pacific, the territory lies between 13Â° and 15Â° south latitude and 169Â° and 171Â° west longitude, and is the only populated U.S. possession south of the equator. With a combined land area of 76 square miles, these islands are among some of the most magnificent in the world.
The dragon-shaped island of Tutuila accounts for 56 square miles, or 70 percent, of the total land area in American Samoa. The six other islands include the Manu'a Islands, consisting of Ofu, Olosega, and Ta'u; Aunu'u, a small island off the southeastern tip of Tutuila; Swains Island, a small privately owned ring-shaped atoll located over 200 miles north of Tutuila, with a population of less than 40; and Rose Atoll, an uninhabited U.S. National Wildlife Refuge.
Source: American Samoa Office of Tourism