Pago Pago

Harbor in Pago Pago
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Pago Pago, Samoa or locally called as Pango Pango is a city that was first settled by Polynesians 3000 years ago and was first discovered in 1722. A city with an estimated population of not more than 2000 people, Pago Pago is very rich not only in tropical beaches but also in tuna. This populated island surrounded by reefs offer narrow coastal plains which all came from volcanic origin. Tuna canning is the primary industry in this city. It is being served by the Pago Pago International Airport. Aside from tuna canning, Pago Pago also relies in tourism.

Pago Pago in 1900 became an unorganized U.S territory. Today, the only remaining U.S territory in this area is located down south of the equator. A beautiful city whose natural landmarks and tropical beaches are well pronounced, Pago Pago also offers a magnificent harbor that is ringed by forested mountains. The outer area of the island is widely considered by many as one of the most beautiful places in South Pacific. While the American influence in culture and tradition remain strong in some areas, American Samoans are very proud to retain their cultural heritage. Its local economy meanwhile works around long established fishing industry and its undying and ever increasing tourism business.

Pago Pago offers a tropical condition all throughout the year having two distinct seasons. During its rainy season from December to April, its temperature rises to 90 degrees. May to November is a lot cooler with high winds in its 80s. During the night, the whole area of Pago Pago becomes breezy and cool.

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