in Palauli, Samoa
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -13.793 and -172.254 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -13° 47' 33" and W -172° 15' 13"
- 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: 11:04 PM (Monday)
- Timezone: Pacific/Apia
- UTC/GMT offset: 13 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 7:33 am and 7:36 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 13.789 and 7.753 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Dan Gouiwa
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Tafua in Palauli with it's 403 residents is a town located in Samoa about 33 mi (or 53 km) west of Apia, the country's capital place.
Time in Tafua is now 11:04 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Apia with an UTC offset of 14 hours. We know of 7 airports nearby Tafua. The closest airport in Samoa is Maota Airport in a distance of 3 mi (or 6 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
Being here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Vailoa, Satupa`itea, Safotulafai, Mulifanua and Leulumoega. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
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Salelologa is a village district at the east end of Savai'i island in Samoa. It is the main entry point into the island with the only ferry terminal on Savai'i. It also serves as the main township for shopping and public amenities with a market selling fresh produce and arts and crafts. Salelologa is made up of smaller sub-villages pito nu'u and falls within the electoral district of Fa'asaleleaga.
Apolima is the smallest of the four inhabited islands of Samoa and situated in the Apolima Strait, between the country's two largest islands Upolu to the east and Savai'i to the west. The island has one village settlement, Apolima Tai with a population of 75 (2006 Census). The small settlement is situated in the interior's flat plateau on the northern side. Apolima is a rim of an extinct volcanic crater with a maximum height of 165 m.
Manono is an island of Samoa, situated in the Apolima Strait between the main islands of Savai'i and Upolu, 3.4 km WNW off Lefatu Cape, the westernmost point of Upolu. There are four villages on the island with a total population of 889 (2006 Census). Electricity was only introduced in 1995 and there are several shops with beach fale accommodation for visitors. The boat trip from Upolu island takes about 20 minutes.
The Pulemelei mound (also known as Tia Seu Ancient Mound) is the largest and most ancient structure in Polynesia. It is situated in Letolo Plantation in the Palauli district, at the east end of Savai'i island in Samoa. The stone mound is a pyramid constructed of natural basalt stones and at its base measures 65 by 60 metres ( ft × ft) and has a height of about 12 metres .
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.
The Apolima Strait is about 13 km wide and separates the two largest islands of Samoa, the island of Savai'i to the northwest, and Upolu to the southeast. Three small islands lie in the strait, Manono and Apolima, which have small village settlements and tiny uninhabited islet Nu'ulopa. Manono is about 3 miles off the west coast of Upolu and Apolima lies approximately near the middle of the strait. Nu'ulopa is a tiny rocky outcrop with palm trees and surrounded by a natural turtle habitat.
Tafua is a seaside village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is situated on a peninsula on the southeast coast of the island in Palauli district. The population is 408 (2006 Census).
Sala'ilua is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is situated on the south coast of the island in Palauli district. The population is 684 (2006 Census).
Lalomalava is a village at the southeast end of Savai'i island in Samoa. The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Fa'asaleleaga I which is within the larger political district (Itumalo) of Fa'asaleleaga. The population is 415 (2006 Census). There are also other villages called Lalomalava on the island of Savaii.
Apai is one of four small villages on Manono Island in Samoa. The village population is 111 (2006 Census). The other villages on Manono island are Lepuia'i, Faleu and Salua. All the settlements on Manono Island fall within the political district of Aiga-i-le-Tai. Manono island is one of three isles in the Apolima Strait separating the country's two main islands Upolu and Savai'i. The other islands in the strait are Apolima and the tiny uninhabited islet of Nu'ulopa.
Faleu is one of four small villages on Manono Island in Samoa. The village population is 354 (2006 Census). The other villages on Manono island are Lepuia'i, Apai and Salua. All the settlements on Manono Island fall within the political district of Aiga-i-le-Tai. There are also sub divisions within these villages that notes the pito nu'u or smaller areas within the villages. Manono Tai is the local and traditional term for this island, as the word Tai means 'distance from land'.
Salua is one of four small villages on Manono Island in Samoa. The village population is 201 (2006 Census). The other villages on Manono island are Apai, Faleu and Lepuia'i. All the settlements on Manono Island fall within the political district of Aiga-i-le-Tai. Manono island is one of three isles in the Apolima Strait separating the country's two main islands Upolu and Savai'i. The other islands in the strait are Apolima and the tiny uninhabited islet of Nu'ulopa it has an airforce base .
Maota Airport is the main domestic airport on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is situated near Salelologa at the east end of Savai'i. The airport is located 10 minutes south of Salelologa township and ferry terminal. The airport has been in operation since the early 1990s. It services flights from Faleolo International Airport on the main island Upolu and Asau Airport at the northwest end of Savai'i.
Safotulafai is a traditional sub-district at the east end of Savai'i island with historical and political significance in Samoa's history. It is the traditional centre of Fa'asaleleaga political district. Safotulafai is the original 'Pule', which is why Savaii is called 'Pule' of Samoa. Years later, Safotulafai chose to divide the 'Pule' into six while reserving the right to be the 'Matua' of 'Pule'.
Nu'ulopa is a small uninhabited island in the Apolima Strait between the islands of Upolu and Savai'i in Samoa. The island is part of Aiga-i-le-Tai district. Nu'ulopa is about 50m high. It is also a small forested rocky outcrop with coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) and a conservation area for flying foxes. The surrounding sea is a conservation area for turtles. Nu'ulopa sits between another two islands Apolima and Manono.
Vaito'omuli is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is situated on the south east coast of the island in Palauli district.
Gataivai is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is situated on the south east coast of the island in Palauli district. The population is 1,152 (2006 Census).
Puleia is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is situated on the south coast of the island in Palauli district. The population is 256 (2006 Census).
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