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Upolu

(o͞opō`lo͞o), volcanic island (1986 est. pop. 163,000), SamoaSamoa,
formerly Western Samoa,
officially Independent State of Samoa, constitutional monarchy (2015 est. pop. 194,000), South Pacific, comprising the western half of the Samoa island chain.
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, 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). The island is well watered, and its fertile soil yields cacao, rubber, bananas, and coconuts. ApiaApia
, town (1983 est. pop. 35,000), capital of Samoa, on the northern coast of Upolu island. The economic, social, and political center of Samoa, Apia is the nation's only port and city.
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, the capital of Samoa, is the chief port and major city of the island. At Saluafata, the second port, there is a U.S. naval station. 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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 spent his last years on Upolu, residing at his home, Vailima.

Upolu

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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