Emao

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Emao
Round Efate (Vanuatu) trip, 26 Nov. 2006 - Emao from Matarisu - Flickr - PhillipC.jpg
A view of Emao Island from Matarisu (2006).
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Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 17°29′00″S168°29′00″E / 17.48333°S 168.48333°E / -17.48333; 168.48333 Coordinates: 17°29′00″S168°29′00″E / 17.48333°S 168.48333°E / -17.48333; 168.48333
Archipelago Vanuatu
Area8.1 km2 (3.1 sq mi)
Highest elevation278 m (912 ft)
Administration
Province Shefa Province
Demographics
Population488 (2015)

Emao is a small inhabited island in Shefa Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. [1] It was also previously known as Montague Island. [2]

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Geography

Emao is located in the southeastern part of the country, some 30 km north-east of Port-Vila. The island covers an area of 8.1 square kilometers. The land of Emao Island is quite a hill. The highest point on the island is 427 meters above sea level. It covers 3.3 km from the north to the south and 3.6 km from the east to the west. The estimated terrain elevation above sea level is some 278 metres. [3]

Population

As of 2015, the official local population was 488 people in 99 households. [4]

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References

  1. "Emao Island: Vanuatu". Geographic Names. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. Beaglehole, J. C. (5 July 2017). The Journals of Captain James Cook on his Voyages of Discovery: Volume II. ISBN   9781351543248.
  3. "Emao Island". Geoview. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. "2015 Vanuatu National Population and Households Projections by Province and Islands" (PDF). Vanuatu National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 August 2018.