Āmouli
Village
Āmouli is located in American Samoa
Āmouli
Āmouli
Coordinates: 14°16′41″S 170°34′57″W / 14.27806°S 170.58250°W / -14.27806; -170.58250Coordinates: 14°16′41″S 170°34′57″W / 14.27806°S 170.58250°W / -14.27806; -170.58250
Country United States
Territory American Samoa
CountySa'Ole
Area
 • Total0.63 sq mi (1.64 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total920
 • Density1,500/sq mi (560/km2)

Āmouli is a village on the southeast coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa at the narrowest point of the island. It is located to the west of 'Au'asi, immediately to the south of 'Aoa on the north coast. It was home to 920 residents at the 2010 U.S. Census, all of which were Pacific Islanders by race.[1] It is located in Sa'Ole County.[2][3]

A larger shipwreck is located right beside the road in Āmouli. Locals say the vessel ran aground with a full load of fish, and when it overturned, it spilled its cargo within reach of villagers to gather it.[4][5]

Dr. Charles Fletcher of the University of Hawaii Manoa has conducted a sea level study of Āmouli village. He was the keynote speaker at American Samoa's first climate change summit in 2011, where he revealed that land in the village near the sea could be covered by water within ten years.[6]

Demographics

Population growth[7]
2010 920
2000 520
1990 463
1980 363
1970 357
1960 293
1950 155
1940 180
1930 115

References

  1. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2000): American Samoa Summary Social, Economic, and Housing Characteristics. DIANE Publishing. Page 10. ISBN 9781428985490.
  2. ^ Tu’u’u, Misilugi Tulifau Tofaeono (2002). History of Samoa Islands: Supremacy & Legacy of the Malietoa (na Fa'alogo i Ai Samoa). Tuga'ula Publication. Page 427. ISBN 9780958219914.
  3. ^ Krämer, Augustin (2000). The Samoa Islands. University of Hawaii Press. Page 424. ISBN 9780824822194.
  4. ^ Swaney, Deanna (1994). Samoa: Western & American Samoa: a Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit. Lonely Planet Publications. Page 178. ISBN 9780864422255.
  5. ^ Lonely Planet Publications (1990). Samoa, Western & American Samoa. Page 147. ISBN 9780864420787.
  6. ^ "American Samoa leader says climate change ideas will be taken seriously". 2 February 2011.
  7. ^ "American Samoa Statistical Yearbook 2016" (PDF). American Samoa Department of Commerce. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-02-14. Retrieved 2019-07-25.