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Basic information about Fa`asaleleaga
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. Safotulafai also has close traditional links with Saleaula, the main village of the Gaga'emauga district. Fa'asaleleaga is a major Malietoa area with close political ties to the Tuamasaga district on Upolu island. Safotulafai is always consulted by Malie village (Tuamasaga) in conjunction with Manono (Aiga-i-le-Tai) in the election of Malietoa title-holders. Historically, another important village in this district is Sapapali'i, where John Williams, the first missionary to bring Christianity to Samoa, landed in 1830. It was here that Malietoa Vaiinupo received Williams. Sapapali'i had become the second Malietoa base in the district in 1750 when Malietoa Ti'a moved here. In the 20th century, Salelologa has become the main township for shopping and public amenities on the island. Salelologa wharf is the main ferry terminal for inter-island passenger and vehicle boats between Savai'i and Mulifanua wharf on Upolu. Maota Airport is the main airfield on the island, located 10 minutes south of Salelologa. The village of Tuasivi, 10 minutes north of Salelologa, is the main government (Malo) administration centre on the island with a district hospital, courthouses, police station and post office. Geographically, Fa'asaleleaga district is located at latitude (-13.67 degrees) 13° 40' 11\ south of the equator and longitude (-172.12 degrees) 172° 7' 12\ west of the prime meridian on the world map.
Cities, towns & villages in Fa`asaleleaga
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TuasiviTuasivi is a village situated on the north east coast of Savai'i island in Samoa. The village is in the electoral political district of Fa'asaleleaga. Tuasivi is the main centre for government administration on Savai'i. There is a small government complex with offices in the village including a judicial court house and the main police station on the island. Tuasivi Hospital is also the main public hospital on the island with about 20 beds and several doctors. The formal name for the hospital is Malietoa Tanumafili II Hospital and is situated on the coast side of the main road. Show Tuasivion the map
SafotulafaiSafotulafai is a traditional village at the east end of Savai'i island with historical and political significance in Samoa's history. It is the traditional center of the island of Savaii, now became the center of Fa'asaleleaga political district. Show Safotulafaion the map
Sapapali’iSapapali'i is a village on the north east coast of Savai'i island in Samoa. It is the village where John Williams, the first missionary to bring Christianity to Samoa landed in 1830. Sapapali'i is in the Fa'asaleleaga political district. Sapapali'i became the second Malietoa base in the district in 1750 when Malietoa Ti’a married a woman from the village. Their son Malietoa Fitisemanu was the father of Malietoa Vaiinupo who received Williams in 1830. Sapapali'i is 8 km north of Salelologa ferry terminal and township. Show Sapapali’ion the map
FogapoāFogapoa 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. Show Fogapoāon the map
LalomalavaLalomalava 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. Show Lalomalavaon the map
IvaTino i Iva (also known as Iva), 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 I which is within the larger political district (Itumalo) of Fa'asaleleaga. The population is 794 (2006 Census). Show Ivaon the map
Pu’apu’aPu'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). Show Pu’apu’aon the map
Sa’asa’aiSa'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). Show Sa’asa’aion the map
SaipipiSaipipi 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 657 (2006 Census). Show Saipipion the map
States, regions, administrative units in Fa`asaleleaga
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Fa‘asaleleagaFa'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. Safotulafai also has close traditional links with Saleaula, the main village of the Gaga'emauga district.Show on map