in Palauli, Samoa
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -13.756 and -172.307 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -13° 45' 19" and W -172° 18' 25"
- 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: 07:08 AM (Friday)
- Timezone: Pacific/Apia
- UTC/GMT offset: 13 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:43 am and 6:08 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 13.764 and 7.701 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Dan Maimouna
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Delve into Vailoa
Vailoa in Palauli with it's 769 habitants is a town located in Samoa about 37 mi (or 59 km) west of Apia, the country's capital town.
Time in Vailoa is now 07:08 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Pacific / Apia with an UTC offset of 13 hours. We know of 6 airports closer to Vailoa. The closest airport in Samoa is Maota Airport in a distance of 3 mi (or 5 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Satupa`itea, Safotulafai, Mulifanua, Safotu 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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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.
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.
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 .
Palauli is a district and village of Samoa, with a population (2001 Census) of 8,984. It consists of two sections on the southern side of Savai'i. The capital is Vailoa which is also referred to as Vailoa i Palauli (Vailoa in Palauli district). Geological formations of lava tubes have created the Taga Blowholes on the coast of Taga village and attracts visitors and tourists.
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).
Taga is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is situated on the south east coast of the island in the district of Palauli. The population is 753 (2006 Census). Geological formations have created the Taga blowholes on the coast.
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.
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).
Satufia is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is situated on the south coast of the island in the political district of Satupa'itea. The population is 503 (2006 Census).
Vaega is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is situated on the south coast of the island in the political district of Satupa'itea. The population is 538 (2006 Census).
Siutu is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is situated on the southeast coast of the island in Palauli district. The population is 683 (2006 Census). Archaeology in Samoa uncovered pre-historic samples at a midden site in the village.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Vailoa.
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