Samoa is an impressive independent State in Oceania along the South Pacific coast. No wonder, tropical climatic conditions can be observed across the islands. In turn, inhabitants enjoy the interplay of dry and wet seasons making equal number of sunny and rainy days annually.
The country is comprised of two main islands namely Upolu and Savai’i situated on the eastern portion of the Samoan Islands. Mainlands are characterized of rugged volcanic islands that turned out to be ideal settlements for the Polynesian people. Mountain formations grace the interior part of the territory while coastal areas charm the exterior part.
Samoan territory has a rich historical past due to its colonial background. The Samoan group of Islands used to be regarded as one realm of archipelagos. As an attractive colonial extension in the Pacific, the islands were subdivided between Germany and United States as protectorate nations namely German Samoa and American Samoa.
Present day Samoa hails from the original German Samoa colony. Western Samoa has been its State’s name for almost four decades until 1997 when it was officially recognized as Samoa ignoring the protests made by Eastern Samoa. Since then, the independent State holds the banner name of the islands.
National independence may have been granted back in 1962 but the nation is yet to establish self-sustenance. In fact, it still relies on the developmental fund sponsored by the international community. However, endowed with affluent natural resources, there are various opportunities that await this Polynesian State given strong governmental system.