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                                         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 - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 7th June 2021
   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Samoa - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 7th June 2021
   dd/mm/yyyy
   14:32

Samoa - Languages

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

Samoa - Address format

   Note: This section last updated 18th September 2020

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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The postal code may also be found written to the right of the settlement name.

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

Samoa - Postal codes

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   Note: This section last updated 27th November 2015

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 graphic

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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

Samoa - Postal code map

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Place names in Samoa

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   Note: This section last updated 13th August 2014

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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Samoa has 11 districts External:

    A’ana External
    Aiga-i-le-Tai External
    Atua External
    Fa’asaleleaga External
    Gaga’emauga External
    Gagaifomauga External
    Palauli External
    Satupa’itea External
    Tuamasaga External
    Va’a-o-Fonoti External
    Vaisigano External

Administrative districts graphic

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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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