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Matafao Peak (Samoan: Fa’asi’usi’uga o Matafao) is a mountain of American Samoa, on the island of Tutuila.[1][2] With an elevation of 653 meters (2,142 ft), it is highest peak on Tutuila Island.[3][4] The mountain, like Rainmaker Mountain cross the Pago Pago Harbor, is a remnant of the volcanic plug and for the volcanic origins of the island. The mountain can be hiked from the high point of the Pago Pago to Fagasa Road. It is designated a National Natural Landmark above the 492-ft level,[5] known as Matafao Peak National Natural Landmark.

Matafao Peak
Matafao Peak National Natural Landmark.jpg
Highest point
Elevation653 m (2,142 ft)
Coordinates14°17′41.64″S 170°42′7.92″W / 14.2949000°S 170.7022000°W / -14.2949000; -170.7022000Coordinates: 14°17′41.64″S 170°42′7.92″W / 14.2949000°S 170.7022000°W / -14.2949000; -170.7022000
Geography
Matafao Peak is located in American Samoa
Matafao Peak
Matafao Peak

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Matafao Peak
  2. ^ "Matafao Peak". Retrieved 13 April 2017.
  3. ^ Schyma, Rosemarie (2013). Südsee. DuMont Reiseverlag. Page 260. ISBN 9783770176946.
  4. ^ Hills, J.W. (2010). O upu muamua i le Tala i le Lalolagi mo e ua faatoa a'oa'oina u lea mataupu: Elementary Geography. Nabu Press. Page 59. ISBN 9781147952896.
  5. ^ Swaney, Deanna (1994). Samoa: Western & American Samoa: a Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit. Lonely Planet Publications. Pages 176-177. ISBN 9780864422255.