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A volcanic island of Samoa in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is the site of Apia, the country's capital.
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(Placename) an island in the SW central Pacific, in Samoa. Chief town: Apia. Pop: 134 400 (2001). Area: 1114 sq km (430 sq miles)
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(uˈpoʊ lu)

an island in Western Samoa, in the S Pacific. 114,980; 430 sq. mi. (1113 sq. km). Cap.: Apia.
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The first significant archaeological work in Samoa was done on 'Upolu Island in the 1960s (Green and Davidson 1969, 1974), or more precisely with Golson's preliminary field work in 1957 (Golson 1969).
The tsunami ravaged 25% of Upolu Island's south and southeastern coast, which housed some prime resorts and beach "fales" (villas).