Aasu, American Samoa

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Aasu
Village
Aasu is located in American Samoa
Aasu
Aasu
Coordinates: 14°17′51″S 170°45′30″W / 14.29750°S 170.75833°W / -14.29750; -170.75833Coordinates: 14°17′51″S 170°45′30″W / 14.29750°S 170.75833°W / -14.29750; -170.75833
Country  United States
Territory  American Samoa
Area
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)
Population (2012)
 • Total 353
 • Density 130/sq mi (51/km2)

Aasu' is a village on the north coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa. It is located to the west of Fagasa and northwest of Pago Pago. It is one of multiple villages involved in an archaeological survey of the island.[1]

History[edit]

In 1722, Samoa had its first contact with Europeans, a Dutchman named Jacob Roggeveen. Others came later, such as, in 1768, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville and Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse in 1787. An incident occurred, in which 12 members of Perouse's crew died in Massacre Bay next to Aasu. In response to this, a monument was erected that is also on the National Register.[2]

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