Taputimu is a village in southwestern Tutuila Island in American Samoa. It is the nearest village to the Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary, although the main access is from the neighboring village of Futiga.[1] It is home to Leala Shoreline National Natural Landmark and Leala Sliding Rock.[2] It is located in Tualatai County in the Western District of Tutuila.


  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1991). IUCN Directory of Protected Areas in Oceania. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Pages 293-294. ISBN 9782831700694.
  2. ^ Stanley, David (2004). South Pacific. Moon Handbooks. Page 480. ISBN 9781566914116.

Coordinates: 14°21′37″S 170°46′23″W / 14.36028°S 170.77306°W / -14.36028; -170.77306