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Basic information about Gagaifomauga
Gaga'ifomauga is a political district on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. The district is situated on the northern side of the island with a population of 4,770 (2001 Census). Gaga'ifomauga district include the village communities of Aopo, Lefagaoali'i, Manase, Safune, Safotu, Samauga and Sasina. The main village in the district was traditionally Aopo. Manase, Safotu, Sasina and Safune are situated by the sea. Samauga is upon a rocky foothill between Safotu and Safune while the Aopo settlement is inland. The village of Manase is a popular destination for visitors and tourists with beach fale accommodation. The main road circling Savai'i passes through the northern coastline, where most of the settlements are situated. Heading west, the road turns inland at Sasina village. There are forest conservation areas at Aopo where a local guide can be found for a hike up to Mount Silisili, the highest peak in Samoa. The Safune traditional village district was the location for Moana (1926), one of the earliest documentaries directed by Robert J. Flaherty. A fresh spring pool called Mata o le Alelo in the village of Matavai in Safune is associated with the legend Sina and the Eel. A leader of Samoa's independence movement during the early 1900s, Olaf Frederick Nelson was born in Safune. In pre-history, the village of Safotu was settled by Tongan chiefs. There is a district hospital at the west end of Safotu village.
Cities, towns & villages in Gagaifomauga
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SafotuSafotu is a village on the central north coast of Savai'i island in Samoa. Safotu is in the district Gagaifomauga. Traditionally, it attained the status of 'Pule,' customary political authority, and has been the main centre of the Gagaifomauga district. Safotu is also associated with the chiefly matai Ao title of Lilomaiava. Show Safotuon the map
Lefagaoali’iLefagaoali'i is a village on the central north coast of Savai'i island in Samoa. The village is in the electoral district of Gagaifomauga. The settlement is situated on a thin spit of land with the ocean on the north side and an inland lake with mangroves on the south side which flows out to the open sea through a gap at the west end of the village. The main island road circling Savai'i passes the village at the east end at the bottom of a steep hill. At the base of the cliffs at the east end of the village, and by the sea, are freshwater springs used by the people of Lefagaoali'i and neighbouring villages. Show Lefagaoali’ion the map
ManaseManase is a village on the central north coast of Savai'i island in Samoa in the political district of Gagaifomauga. Situated by the sea with a white sandy beach, Manase has become a popular tourist destination since the 1990s with low budget and locally owned beach fale accommodation. There is a petrol station with a shop at the east end of the village and another small store selling basic goods at Tanu Beach Fales. The nearest hospital is at the neighbouring village of Safotu and there's a post office and a small police station in Fagamalo, five minutes drive east. Show Manaseon the map
SafuneSafune is a traditional village district on the central north coast of Savai'i island in Samoa. It lies within the electoral constituency of Gaga'ifomauga. Safune is the birthplace of Mau leader Olaf Frederick Nelson and the filming location of Moana (1926 film), one of the first documentaries made in the world. The Mata o le Alelo pool associated with the Sina and the Eel Polynesian legend is also in Safune. The villages within Safune are Matavai, Faletagaloa and Fatuvalu as well as smaller traditional land boundaries, Faleolo and Lalomati. Show Safuneon the map
A’opoAopo is a village on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. It is in the political district of Gaga'ifomauga. The village is located inland from the north coast of Savai'i, close to the main lava field from the island's volcanic cones. There is an Aopo Conservation Area open to visitors and the trail starts at the east end of the village. Hikers can ascend Mt Silisili, Samoa's highest peak, from Aopo. In 2007, Aopo village sold its teak plantation to Blue Bird Lumber. Show A’opoon the map
FaletagaloaFaletagaloa 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. Show Faletagaloaon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Gagaifomauga
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GagaifomaugaGaga'ifomauga is a political district on the island of Savai'i in Samoa. The district is situated on the northern side of the island with a population of 4,770 (2001 Census). Gaga'ifomauga district include the village communities of Aopo, Lefagaoali'i, Manase, Safune, Safotu, Samauga and Sasina. The main village in the district was traditionally Aopo. Manase, Safotu, Sasina and Safune are situated by the sea. Samauga is upon a rocky foothill between Safotu and Safune while the Aopo settlement is inland. In pre-history, the village of Safotu was settled by Tongan chiefs.Show on map