15 Facts About Apia


Apia is the capital and largest city of Samoa, it is the nation's only city.

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Apia was originally a small village, from which the country's capital took its name.

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Apia is situated on a natural harbour at the mouth of the Vaisigano River.

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Apia is part of the Tuamasaga political district and of election district Vaimauga West and Faleata East.

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Apia proper is just a small village between the mouths of the Vaisigano and Mulivai (west) rivers, and is framed by Vaisigano and Mulivai villages, together constituting "Downtown Apia".

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The disparate village administrations of Apia has resulted in a lack of a unified and codified legislative approach to sewerage disposal.

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Apia still has some of the early, wooden, colonial buildings which remain scattered around the town, most notably the old courthouse from the German colonial era, with a museum on the upper floor.

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Apia Harbour is by far the largest and busiest harbour in Samoa.

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Apia is served by a good road network, which is generally kept reasonably well maintained.

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Apia is home to a number of pre-schools, primary, secondary and post-secondary institutions, including Samoa's only university, the National University of Samoa.

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Apia hosted the Pacific Games in 1983 for the first time in the country's history.

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Apia hosted the Oceania region's qualification matches for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

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Complex, based in Apia, is the venue of the Samoa national football team's home matches and has a capacity of 3, 500.

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Apia hosted the 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division Eight tournament at the Faleata Oval's, which consists of four cricket grounds.

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Apia hosted the 2018 FIBA Polynesia Basketball Cup where Samoa's national basketball team finished runner-up.

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