The Government of American Samoa, situated at Fagatogo, on Pago Pago Harbour, next to the dependency capital Pago Pago, on Tutuila Island; population (2000 est) 2,100.
Although Pago Pago is known as the capital, there are other villages on American Samoa that have more residents and other villages very close to Pago Pago that are often confused with that village.
For example, the legislature of American Samoa -- known as the Fono -- is located in Fagatogo, a village that is directly adjacent to (and for all practical purposes indistinguishable from, Pago Pago).
Also located at Fagatogo are the court buildings, offices, commercial centres shops and warehouses.
We flew over to American Samoa, while we were visiting Samoa (Western).
While we were planning to spend a couple of days here, the fact is that we couldn't get out of the place fast enough.
Many people we talked to in Apia, questioned our wisdom of going to Pago Pago, saying there's nothing to see there.
They were right to some extent, we too found the place colourless, boring and run down.
I written this monologue, (Diatribe), so this is my personal opinion (It is also self adhesive).
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