Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Samoa

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SAMOA
SAMOA

Samoa was previously known as Western Samoa. It dropped “Western” from its name in 1997.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Samoa - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

685

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

WS

Internet country code

WS

GRC Country Code

WSM

Samoa - Languages

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The official languages are English External and Samoan External (spoken by 86% of the population).

Samoa - Address format

Samoan addresses have the format:

   {Building number }Thoroughfare name
   Settlement
   POSTAL CODE

or

   Mailing address information
   Settlement
   POSTAL CODE

For example:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Samoa - Postal codes

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Samoa has postal codes (known locally as Postcodes) in the format:

[WS]9999

Each code covers a village. The first number can be 1 or 2.

Samoa - Postal code format

Samoa - Postal code specifics

Samoa - Postal code regular expression

\A(WS[1-2][0-9][0-9][0-9])\Z

Samoa - Postal code level of coverage

2

Place names in Samoa

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Refer to Exonyms in Samoa for full lists of place names in Samoa in other languages.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Samoa - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Samoa

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Samoan telephone numbers have no area codes. Geographic subscriber numbers have 5 digits. Mobile numbers have 7 digits. Mobile numbers commence with 72, 75, 76 or 77.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

Properties with value Samoa


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