Swains Island

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Swains Island,

island, 1 sq mi (2.59 sq km), district of American SamoaAmerican Samoa,
officially Territory of American Samoa, unincorporated territory of the United States (2015 est. pop. 56,000), comprising the eastern half of the Samoa island chain in the South Pacific.
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, c.200 mi (320 km) N of TutuilaTutuila
, island (2010 pop. 54,359), 52 sq mi (135 sq km), largest island of American Samoa. The capital and principal harbor is Pago Pago. The island has a rugged eastern area, with a plain in the southwest.
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. It is a ring of sand and coral with luxuriant vegetation. Swains Island has been privately owned by the same family for more than 100 years. Local government was ordered for the indigenous residents by the U.S. government in 1954. The island sends one nonvoting member to the territorial legislature.
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