Bokissa Island, Vanuatu
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Bokissa (also Voisa or Abokisa) is a very small island in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu located 10 km (6 mi) south of Espiritu Santo.
The island is owned and run as a tourist resort and is promoted as being managed in an environmentally responsible manner.
There were 56 people living on the island according to the 2009 census.
Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is an island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 540 kilometres (340 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea, southeast of the Solomon Islands, and west of Fiji.
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