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Satellite photo of Savai'i island (NASA photo)
Highest point
Elevation1,858 m (6,096 ft) [1]
Prominence1,858 m (6,096 ft) [1]
Isolation2,245 km (1,395 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates13°37′06″S 172°29′09″W / 13.61833°S 172.48583°W / -13.61833; -172.48583Coordinates: 13°37′06″S 172°29′09″W / 13.61833°S 172.48583°W / -13.61833; -172.48583[2]
Silisili is located in Samoa
Location of Mount Silisili in Samoa

Mount Silisili is the highest peak in Samoa and the Samoa Islands chain. It is located in the centre of a mountain chain running the length of Savai'i island.

Mount Silisili rises to a height of 1,858 m.[3] The word silisili means highest in reference to height, in the Samoan language.

Savai'i is the largest shield volcano island in the South Pacific.

Climbing the volcano[edit]

Mount Silisili makes a popular hike of Savai'i island, and can be reached with a 2-day guided round-trip.[4]

See also[edit]

  • Mount Matavanu, active volcano on Savai'i, last erupted 1905 - 1911.
  • Mata o le Afi, a volcano on Savai'i, last erupted 30 October 1902 to 17 November 1902.
  • Mauga Afi, a volcano on Savai'i, last erupted about 1725.


  1. ^ a b "Mauga Silisili" on Retrieved 1 October 2011
  2. ^ "Mauga Silisili" - Pacific Islands Retrieved 1 October 2011
  3. ^ Rottman, Gordon L. (2002). World War 2 Pacific island guide. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 88. ISBN 0-313-31395-4. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  4. ^ Mt Silisili, page on (accessed on January 2014)