Poloa, American Samoa

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Poloa
Village
Poloa is located in American Samoa
Poloa
Poloa
Coordinates: 14°19′18″S 170°49′58″W / 14.32167°S 170.83278°W / -14.32167; -170.83278
Country  United States
Territory  American Samoa
Area
 • Total 0.33 sq mi (0.85 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 203
 • Density 620/sq mi (240/km2)

Poloa is a village in American Samoa. It is located at the west side of Tutuila in the Alataua District. The village has approximately 300 citizens. The main denominations in the area are Methodist and Christian. Poloa has one elementary school.

According to history, Poloa was one of the poorest village in Samoa. Since American culture was introduced, many Poloa villagers worked at shipyards of Germans and Americans.

Poloa is the western terminus of American Samoa Highway 001.

Coordinates: 14°19′18″S 170°49′58″W / 14.32167°S 170.83278°W / -14.32167; -170.83278