, estimated population 35,000 (1983
, is the capital of Samoa
. The city is located on the northern coast of Upolu
Island. Apia is the nation's only port and city. Bananas
, and cocoa
are the city's major exports, and cotton
goods, motor vehicles
, meats, and sugar
are the major imports.
Mulinu'u, the old ceremonial capital, lies at the island's western end. Writer Robert Louis Stevenson is buried on a hill overlooking the city.