Tutuila Island

 largest island in American Samoa, in the south-central Pacific Ocean, about 1,600 miles (2,600 km) northeast of New Zealand. Some 18 miles (30 km) long and 6 miles (10 km) across at its widest point, the island has a densely wooded, broken, mountainous backbone culminating at a height of 2,142 feet (653 metres) at Matafao Peak. Numerous deep valleys descend to a fertile coastal strip, and taro, bananas, coconuts, and other fruits are grown. The island's export trade is based on canned tuna, copra, and local handicrafts. The harbour at Pago Pago is one of the best in the Pacific. There is an international airport on the western portion of the island. Area 54 square miles (140 square km). Pop. (2000) 54,108.

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