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Apia

(äpē`ə), town (1983 est. pop. 35,000), capital of SamoaSamoa,
formerly Western Samoa,
officially Independent State of Samoa, constitutional monarchy (2005 est. pop. 177,000), South Pacific, comprising the western half of the Samoa island chain.
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, on the northern coast of UpoluUpolu
, volcanic island (1986 est. pop. 163,000), Samoa, S Pacific, the most populous of the Samoan islands. Upolu's land area is c.430 sq mi (1,110 sq km); the highest peak is Vaaifetu (c.3,600 ft/1,100 m).
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 island. The economic, social, and political center of Samoa, Apia is the nation's only port and city. Through its harbor bananas, copra, and cocoa are exported, and cotton goods, motor vehicles, meats, and sugar are imported. At the western end of the harbor is Mulinu'u, the old ceremonial capital of a Samoan kingdom. A campus of the Univ. of the South Pacific is in Apia. Robert Louis StevensonStevenson, Robert Louis,
1850–94, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist, b. Edinburgh. Handicapped from youth by delicate health, he struggled all his life against tuberculosis. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1875, but he never practiced.
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 is buried on a hill overlooking the city; his former home, Vailima, served as the residence of the New Zealand high commissioner.

Apia

 

capital of Western Samoa (in the Pacific Ocean). Population in 1966, 25,500. Port on the northern shore of Upolu Island, through which the country’s foreign trade operations are conducted. Copra, bananas, and cacao beans are exported. Apia’s harbor serves as an anchorage for transpacific vessels. The Apia airport has international importance.

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