Avao is a village on the north central coast of Savai'i island in Samoa. The village is part of the electoral constituency (Faipule District)of Gaga'emauga 2,[1] which is included in the larger political district of Gaga'emauga.

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

The population of Avao is 279.[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. ^ "Electoral Constituencies Act 2019" (PDF). Parliament of Samoa. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2021.
  2. ^ "Census 2016 Preliminary count" (PDF). Samoa Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 11 September 2021.

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