Lamen Island

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Lamen
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Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 16°36′S168°9′E / 16.600°S 168.150°E / -16.600; 168.150 Coordinates: 16°36′S168°9′E / 16.600°S 168.150°E / -16.600; 168.150
Archipelago Vanuatu, Shepherd Islands
Highest elevation34 m (112 ft)
Administration
Province Shefa Province
Demographics
Population459 (2015)

Lamen Island is an inhabited island in Shefa Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. The island is a part of Shepherd Islands archipelago. [1]

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Geography

Lamen lies 1 km west of the Epi Island. [2] Lamen spans 1.6 km from the north to the south and 1.2 km from the east to the west. The island is flat; its estimated terrain elevation above the sea level is some 34 metres. [3]

Population

As of 2015, the official local population was 459 people in 93 households. [4] Some local people speak Lamenu language.

Language

The Lamen language is spoken on the island.

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References

  1. "Lamen Island: Vanuatu". Geographic Names. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  2. "Epi". Lonely Planet . Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  3. "Lamen, Vanuatu on the Elevation Map". Elevation Map. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  4. "2015 Vanuatu National Population and Households Projections by Province and Islands" (PDF). Vanuatu National Statistics Office. Retrieved 9 August 2018.