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Round Samoan meeting house (fale tele) in Avao village.

Avao is a village on the north central coast of Savai'i island in Samoa.[1] The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District) Gaga'emauga III, which is included in the larger political district of Gaga'emauga.

The population of Avao is 317 (2006 Census).[2]

Situated by the sea, Avao is a sub-village pito nu'u of the larger village district of Matautu which includes the villages of Fagamalo, Lelepa, Saleia, Safa'i and more recently Sato'alepai.

A turnoff south on the main road in the village leads inland to Vaipouli College and Itu o Tane Secondary School. The inland road is tarsealed to the schools.


  1. ^ "Samoa Territorial Constituencies Act 1963". Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Census Report 2006" (PDF). Samoa Bureau of Statistics. July 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2009. 

Coordinates: 13°27′S 172°22′W / 13.450°S 172.367°W / -13.450; -172.367