Lepa, Samoa

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Lepa
Village & Electoral Constituency
Lepa is located in Samoa
Lepa
Lepa
Coordinates: 14°2′43″S 171°26′27″W / 14.04528°S 171.44083°W / -14.04528; -171.44083
Country  Samoa
District Atua
Population (2006)
 • Total 1,429 Constituency
Time zone -11

Lepa is a small village at the southeastern end of Upolu island in Samoa. The village has a population of 170 (2006 Census).[1] It is also the name of an electoral faipule district, Lepa Electoral Constituency, which consists of 6 villages, including Lepa village, with a total population of 1,429. (2006 Census).[1]

The village and Lepa Electoral Constituency are part of the larger political district of Atua.

Lepa Electoral Constituency[edit]

The six villages within Lepa Electoral Constituency includes the settlements of A'ufaga, Lealatele and Saleapaga.[1]

Lepa is the birthplace of Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi.[2]

The Lepa area was extensively damaged in the 2009 Samoan earthquake and tsunami. Most of Lepa village was destroyed, leaving just the church and the village's welcome sign standing.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Population and Housing Census Report 2006". Samoa Bureau of Statistics. July 2008. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Samoa - Head of Government". Commonwealth Secretariat. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  3. ^ McClean, Tamara (2009-10-02). "Searching ruins for reason to live after the tsunami". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 

Coordinates: 14°02′S 171°31′W / 14.033°S 171.517°W / -14.033; -171.517