Flag Day in American Samoa
Flag Day in American Samoa is held on April 17. This event in the second decade of the month April is annual. Help us
The entire territory of American Samoa consists of 117,500 square miles (30,400 square km), which is about the size of Oregon or New Zealand. However, only 76.1 square miles (197 square km), or 0.1% of the territory, is actually dry land.
The U.S. flag was officially hoisted over American Samoa on April 17, 1900, and remained the sole official flag for the next 60 years. Local government gradually developed and expanded to involve an increasing proportion of the Samoan population. As a result, the idea of a local flag was first discussed in the 1950s.
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