Savai'i (sävĪˈē) [key], volcanic island (1981 pop. 43,150), Samoa. It is the largest (c.700 sq mi/1,810 sq km) and most westerly of the Samoan islands. Savai'i, fertile and mountainous, has the highest peak in Samoa, Mt. Silisili (6,070 ft/1,850 m). Bananas, copra, and cocoa are exported. The largest town is Tuasivi. Savai'i was formerly called Chatham Island.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Savai'i from Infoplease:
- Chatham Island - Chatham Island: Chatham Island: see Savai'i.
- Samoa, country, SW Pacific Ocean - Samoa Samoa, formerly Western Samoa,officially Independent State of Samoa, constitutional monarchy ...
- Samoa, country, SW Pacific Ocean: Land, People, and Economy - Land, People, and Economy All the islands are mountainous, fertile, and surrounded by coral reefs; ...
- Samoa - Information on Samoa — geography, history, politics, government, economy, population statistics, culture, religion, languages, largest cities, as well as a map and the national flag.
- Encyclopedia: Pacific Islands Political Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Pacific Islands Political Geography.