Satoʻalepai

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Satoʻalepai is a village situated on the central north coast of the island of Savaiʻi in Samoa. Satoʻalepai is in the political district of Gagaʻemauga 2.[1] the population is 263.[2]

Satoʻalepai
Village
Chelonia mydas is going for the air.jpg
Satoʻalepai is located in Samoa
Satoʻalepai
Satoʻalepai
Coordinates: 13°26′36.28″S 172°20′51.64″W / 13.4434111°S 172.3476778°W / -13.4434111; -172.3476778Coordinates: 13°26′36.28″S 172°20′51.64″W / 13.4434111°S 172.3476778°W / -13.4434111; -172.3476778
Country Samoa
DistrictGagaʻemauga
Population
 (2016)
 • Total263
Time zone-11

The village is by the sea with several small shops selling basic groceries. There are mangroves and wetlands inland, a short stroll from the main road circling Savaiʻi. Behind the village is an eco-tourism area in the wetlands with green turtles (Chelonia mydas) for visitors and tourists. The Satoʻalepai Wetland is listed as a Protected Area in the United Nations Environment Programme.[3]

There is a turnoff inland to Tutaga Primary School at the west end of the village, on the boundary with neighbouring Fagamalo village. The closest hospital is at Safotu village, 15 minutes west on the main road.

Satoʻalepai is about 42 km from the ferry terminal and market at Salelologa on the east end of the island. Five minutes east of the village is Saleaula village and lava fields. Heading west on the main road, the next village is Fagamalo where there is a small post office and a police station next door. Manase, a popular tourist destination with beach fales is another five minutes past Fagamalo.

ReferencesEdit

  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.
  3. ^ "Homepage - UNEP-WCMC".