Tutuila Island Tutuila is American Samoaâ€™s largest island. The territoryâ€™s capital, Pago Pago, is sheltered by one of the most beautiful and deepest natural harbors in the South Pacific. Nearly dividing the island in two, Pago Pago Harbor is majestically framed against the steep and picturesque backdrop of Rainmaker Mountain.
The center of all administrative and economic activity in the territory, Tutuila is also home to approximately 95% of American Samoaâ€™s population of 65,500 (July, 2005 est.). Over two thirds of the islandâ€™s 56 square miles is comprised of steep, lush mountains. A large portion of the only U.S. National Park south of the equator is located on the island of Tutuila, along with the highly acclaimed national marine sanctuary of Fagatele Bay. The island also hosts the worldâ€™s largest tuna canning facility, Starkist Samoa.
Source: American Samoa Office of Tourism
Photo: Rainmaker Mountain overlooks Pago Pago Bay.