in Gaga‘emauga, Samoa
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -13.525 and -172.307 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -13° 31' 28" and W -172° 18' 24"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Tala - WST
- Spoken languages:
- Samoan, English
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 07:09 AM (Friday)
- Timezone: Pacific/Apia
- UTC/GMT offset: 13 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:43 am and 6:08 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 13.535 and 7.692 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Patamea in Gaga‘emauga with it's 597 inhabitants is a city in Samoa about 42 mi (or 68 km) north-west of Apia, the country's capital.
Local time in Patamea is now 07:09 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Apia with an UTC offset of 13 hours. We know of 6 airports in the vicinity of Patamea. The closest airport in Samoa is Maota Airport in a distance of 15 mi (or 25 km), South. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Safotu, Safotulafai, Vailoa, Satupa`itea and Asau. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Hotels and Places to Stay
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Hermit Crab - Savaii Island, Samoa
This type of hermit crab is very common on the coast at Savaii Island, Samoa.
Jon & Deb's cycle ride to work at Dive Savaii
Cycling to work, at Dive Savaii, along the North Coast Road from Saleaula to Fagamolo via Safai & Satoalepai, Savaii, Samoa.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Geography of Samoa
The independent country of Samoa consists of the two large islands of Upolu and Savai'i and 8 smaller islands located about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand in the Polynesian region of the South Pacific. The island of Upolu is home to nearly three-quarters of Samoa's population and its capital city of Apia. The climate is tropical, with a rainy season from November to April. To the East is the smaller American Samoa, see also Geography of American Samoa.
Savaiʻi is the largest and highest island in Samoa and the Samoa Islands chain. It is also the biggest landmass in Polynesia outside Hawaii and New Zealand. The island of Savai'i is also referred to by Samoans as Salafai, a classical Samoan term used in oratory and prose. The island is home to 43,142 people (2006 Census) who make up 24% of the country's population. The only township and ferry terminal is Salelologa, the main entry point to the island, situated at the east end of Savai'i.
Gaga'emauga is an electoral district on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. The district is situated on the central north side of Savai'i. The name Gaga'emauga literally means: “near side of the mountain” meaning the eastern side of the mountain chain running through the centre of Savai'i. The traditional centre of the district is Saleaula, where the district chiefs and orators meet at Vaitu’utu’u malae.
Fa'asaleleaga is a district of Samoa situated on the eastern side of Savai'i island. It has a population of 12,949 (2001 Census). The traditional capital is Safotulafai where district chiefs and orators meet at Fuifatu malae. Safotulafai was the main base of the 'Mau a Pule' resistance movement against colonial rule, which grew into the national Mau movement and eventually Samoa's political independence in 1962.
Patamea is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. While most villages on Savai'i are situated near the sea, Patamea is situated inland, away from the coast. The village is in the Gaga'emauga political district near the central north coast of the island. Heading north west on the main road from Salelologa township and ferry terminal, the turnoff to Patamea is just before Samalae'ulu village at a T-junction of the road.
Mt Matavanu is an active volcano on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. The most recent eruptions from Matavanu occurred between 1905 - 1911 with lava flows on its northern side flowing towards the island's coastline and into the sea in the district of Gaga'emauga. The eruptions began 4 August 1905 and stopped in November 1911. The lava flowed over 40 square miles of countryside to the lagoon and reef, destroying villages in its path between Samalae'ulu to the east and Saleaula to the west.
Faletagaloa is a village on the central north coast of Savai'i island in Samoa. The village is in the traditional sub-district of Safune in the Gagaifomauga electoral division.
Sa'asa'ai is a village at the east end of Savai'i island in Samoa. The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Fa'asaleleaga III which is within the larger political district (Itumalo) of Fa'asaleleaga. The population is 626 (2006 Census).
Lano is a village on the north east coast of Savai'i island in Samoa. The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Fa'asaleleaga IV which is within the larger political district (Itumalo) of Fa'asaleleaga. The population is 721 (2006 Census). The village has white sandy beaches by the main island road and there are beach fale for visitors and tourists and reef breaks for surfing.
Pu'apu'a is a village on the north east coast of Savai'i island in Samoa. The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Fa'asaleleaga IV which is within the larger political district (Itumalo) of Fa'asaleleaga. The population is 552 (2006 Census).
Fogapoa is a village on the north east coast of Savai'i island in Samoa. The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Fa'asaleleaga II which is within the larger political district (Itumalo) of Fa'asaleleaga. The population is 240 (2006 Census). Fogapoa is also part of the sub-district Safotulafai, the traditional centre of Fa'asaleleaga District.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Patamea.
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