Amouli

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Amouli
Village
Amouli is located in American Samoa
Amouli
Amouli
Coordinates: 14°16′41″S 170°34′57″W / 14.27806°S 170.58250°W / -14.27806; -170.58250Coordinates: 14°16′41″S 170°34′57″W / 14.27806°S 170.58250°W / -14.27806; -170.58250
Country  United States
Territory  American Samoa
Area
 • Total 0.63 sq mi (1.64 km2)
Population (2012)
 • Total 536
 • Density 850/sq mi (330/km2)

Amouli is a village on the southeast coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa at the narrowest point of the island. It is located to the west of 'Au'asi, immediately to the south of 'Aoa on the north coast. It was home to 520 residents at the 2000 U.S. Census, all of which were Pacific Islanders by race.[1]

A larger shipwreck is located right beside the road in Amouli. Locals say the vessel ran aground with a full load of fish, and when it overturned, it spelled its cargo within reach of villagers to gather it.[2][3]

Dr. Charles Fletcher of the University of Hawaii Manoa has conducted a sea level study of Amouli village. He was the keynote speaker at American Samoa’s first climate change summit in 2011, where he revealed that land in the village near the sea could be covered by water within ten years.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2000): American Samoa Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics. DIANE Publishing. Page 10. ISBN 9781428985490.
  2. ^ Swaney, Deanna (1994). Samoa: Western & American Samoa: a Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit. Lonely Planet Publications. Page 178. ISBN 9780864422255.
  3. ^ Lonely Planet Publications (1990). Samoa, Western & American Samoa. Page 147. ISBN 9780864420787.
  4. ^ http://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/195159/american-samoa-leader-says-climate-change-ideas-will-be-taken-seriously