National Park of American Samoa

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    American Samoa, with five inhabited volcanic islands clothed in tropical rainforest, is ringed with rugged cliffs, glistening beaches, and biologically rich coral reefs. The tropical rainforests and coral reefs are home to unique animals including fruit bats, sea turtles, and an array of birds and fish. 

    The Samoan culture is considered the oldest in all of Polynesia. The first people to the Samoan islands came by sea from southeast Asia some 3,000 years ago. Over the centuries, distinct cultural traits emerged collectively called fa'asamoa, the Samoan way.

    The park is located on three separate islands--Tutuila, Ofu and Tau--and total 13,500 acres (4,000 is ocean and coral reefs). The national park leases the land from seven villages and creates a unique partnership of preservation and protection.

     

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