Savai'i

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Savai'i

(sävī`ē), volcanic island (1981 pop. 43,150), 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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. It is the largest (c.700 sq mi/1,810 sq km) and most westerly of the Samoan islands. Savai'i, fertile and mountainous, has the highest peak in Samoa, Mt. Silisili (6,070 ft/1,850 m). Bananas, copra, and cocoa are exported. The largest town is Tuasivi. Savai'i was formerly called Chatham Island.
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