Faleāsao is located in American Samoa
Coordinates: 14°13′36″S 169°30′44″W / 14.22667°S 169.51222°W / -14.22667; -169.51222
Country United States
Territory American Samoa
 • Total4.45 sq mi (11.53 km2)
 • Total162
 • Density36/sq mi (14/km2)

Faleāsao is a village in American Samoa. It is located in Manu'a District, on the northern shore of Ta'ū Island. It is divided into two subvillages the eastern side being called Si'ua'i while the western half being called Tufulele (Tufu). The high chief is the Aso'au title currently in array for there is no known heir to the title.

Faleasao lies on Faleasao Bay on the extreme northwest coast of Ta'ū Island. The narrow bay is closed off towards the north by a 300-foot (91 m)-500-foot (150 m) high bluff and protected towards the south by a low cliffy promontory known as Malinu'u; a wide border reef all but fills the narrow bay.[1]

It is home to a white sandy beach. Just offshore there is much coral just below the surface which is exposed at low tide. It is bordered by the Tunoa Ridge and lies just south of Si'ulagi Point. There is a nearby hiking trail on Agricultural Road leading to Tunoa Ridge. Barn owls and fruit bats are common by Tunoa Ridge during mornings.[2]

The power plant and school were severely damaged by Cyclone Olaf in 2005.[3]

It has been called the capital of the Manu'a Islands.[4]


Population growth[5]
2010 162
2000 135
1990 246
1980 263


  1. ^ Krämer, Augustin (1994). The Samoa Islands: Constitution, Pedigrees and Traditions. University of Hawaiʼi Press. Page 509. ISBN 9780824816339.
  2. ^ Swaney, Deanna (1994). Samoa: Western & American Samoa. Lonely Planet. Pages 191-192. ISBN 9780864422255.
  3. ^ "Aid arrives in American Samoa for cyclone victims". 21 February 2005.
  4. ^ Hills, J.W. (2022). O Upu Muamua I Le Tala I Le Lalolagi Mo E Ua Faatoa A'oa'oina U Lea Mataupu. Legare Street Press. Page 63. ISBN 9781019136812.
  5. ^ "American Samoa Statistical Yearbook 2016" (PDF). American Samoa Department of Commerce.