Maoputasi County, American Samoa

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Map of Tutuila where Maoputasi County is highlighted in red, while the Eastern District is marked in orange.

Maoputasi County is located in the Eastern District of Tutuila Island in American Samoa. Maoputasi County compromises the capital of Pago Pago and its harbor, as well as surrounding villages. It was home to 11,695 residents as of 2000.[1] The county is represented by three senators in the American Samoa Senate, and five representatives in the House of Representatives, more than any other county.[2]

Besides Pago Pago, it is home to the following villages: Anua (2010 pop. 18), Atu’u (pop. 359), Aua (pop. 2,077), Faga'alu (pop. 910), Fagatogo (pop. 1,737), Fatumafuti (pop. 113), Leloaloa (pop. 448), Satala (pop. 297), and Utulei (pop. 684).[3]

The 2009 Samoa earthquake and tsunami did major structural damage to the port facility in Fagatogo and elsewhere in the county.[4]

Landmarks[edit]

English author W. Somerset Maugham stayed at Sadie Thompson Inn during his 6-week visit to Pago Pago in 1916.
Government House in the Togotogo Ridge appears on the National Register of Historic Places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Government Printing Office (2004). The National Data Book. Government Printing Office. Page 824. ISBN 9780160877575.
  2. ^ https://www.americansamoa.gov/legislative-branch-fono
  3. ^ https://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2010/cph-t/t-8tables/table1b.pdf
  4. ^ https://disasterscharter.org/web/guest/-/tsunami-in-samoa-islan-9