in Swains Island, American Samoa

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-11.055 and -171.088 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -11° 3' 19" and W -171° 5' 17"
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - USD
Spoken languages:
English, Samoan, Tonga
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 10:40 PM (Thursday)
Timezone: Pacific/Pago_Pago
UTC/GMT offset: -11 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:26 am and 6:48 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
11.045 and 8.878 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Taulaga in Swains Island with it's 37 inhabitants is located in American Samoa about 224 mi (or 361 km) north of Pago Pago, the country's capital.

Local time in Taulaga is now 10:40 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Pago Pago with an UTC offset of -11 hours. We know of 1 airports in the wider vicinity of Taulaga. The closest is airport we know is Asau Airport in Samoa in a distance of 199 mi (or 320 km). Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Fale old settlement, Nukunonu, Safotu, Safotulafai and Afega. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Attractions and noteworthy things

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Swains Island

Swains Island is an atoll in the Tokelau chain. Culturally a part of Tokelau, it is administered by the United States as part of American Samoa. Swains Island has also been known at various times as Olosenga Island, Olohega Island, Quiros Island, Gente Hermosa Island, and Jennings Island. Owned by the Jennings family and used as a copra plantation, Swains Island has a population of 17 Tokelauans, who harvest the island's coconuts.

Located at -11.0556, -171.078 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
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Islands of American Samoa, Disputed islands, Disputed islands of Oceania, International territorial disputes of the United States, Atolls of American Samoa, Territorial disputes of New Zealand


Taulaga is the only village in Swains Island, American Samoa, except for Etena, which is almost deserted. It has a majority of the island's population of 35, a church, a communications center, and a school. It was hit heavily by Cyclone Percy in 2005. Taulaga is in the northwest of the atoll.

Located at -11.055, -171.088 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
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Villages in American Samoa

Etena, American Samoa

Etena is a village on Swains Island, American Samoa, about to be deserted, unless territorial disputes between the USA and New Zealand give place to a solution for this village and of the whole of Olosega. There is one building, and life takes in the main village and sole harbor, Taulaga. For the moment, Etena is far from being a preoccupation for any government. There is only one official reference to Olosega, and none to Etena.

Located at -11.0569, -171.074 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
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Populated places in American Samoa

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