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Pago Pago

(päng`ō päng`ō, päng`gō päng`gō), town (1990 pop. 10,640) and capital of American SamoaAmerican Samoa,
officially Territory of American Samoa, unincorporated territory of the United States (2010 pop. 55,519), comprising the eastern half of the Samoa island chain in the South Pacific.
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, on the Southern shore of TutuilaTutuila
, island (2010 pop. 54,359), 52 sq mi (135 sq km), largest island of American Samoa. The capital and principal harbor is Pago Pago. The island has a rugged eastern area, with a plain in the southwest.
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 island. Pago Pago has an excellent, landlocked harbor and is the only port of call in American Samoa. Tourism and tuna canning are important industries. From 1878 to 1951 it was a coaling and repair station for the U.S. navy. The 2009 tsunami devastated parts of the city. Just south of the town is the Pago Pago International Airport.

Pago Pago

 

(Pango Pango), a city and the capital of American Samoa (a US possession). Situated on Tutuila Island. Population, 2,500 (1970). A seaport, Pago Pago exports primarily copra and canned tuna. It has a fish cannery.

Pago Pago

capital of American Samoa in South Pacific; thought of as a remote spot. [Geography: Misc.]

Pago Pago

a port in American Samoa, on SE Tutuila Island. Pop.: 4278 (2000)