Linua

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Linua
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Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 13°19′S166°37′E / 13.317°S 166.617°E / -13.317; 166.617 Coordinates: 13°19′S166°37′E / 13.317°S 166.617°E / -13.317; 166.617
Archipelago Vanuatu
Highest elevation23 m (75 ft)
Administration
Province Torba Province
Demographics
Population0 (2015)
Ethnic groupsNone

Linua is an island in the Torres Islands archipelago in Torba Province of Vanuatu in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. [1] [2]

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Geography

Linua has a length of 2.8 km and diameter of 1 km. [3] The estimated terrain elevation above sea level is 23 meters. [4] Linua lies about 60 miles (100 km) north of Espiritu Santo Island between islands of Tegua and Lo. The island is surrounded by coral reefs. There is an airstrip on the island [5] opened in 1983 that provides the only regular transportation flights with the rest of Vanuatu.

The island is used mostly in times of plane landing, and is not settled permanently; the people there are based in the neighbouring village of Lungharegi, on Lo island. Linua has a small tourist hamlet, Kamilisa, consisting of four bungalows and a capacity of up to 20 people.

Climate

Linua has a tropical rainforest climate (Af) with very heavy rainfall year-round.

Climate data for Linua
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)30.2
(86.4)
30.3
(86.5)
30.0
(86.0)
29.7
(85.5)
29.1
(84.4)
28.7
(83.7)
28.1
(82.6)
28.0
(82.4)
28.2
(82.8)
28.9
(84.0)
29.5
(85.1)
29.9
(85.8)
29.2
(84.6)
Daily mean °C (°F)26.8
(80.2)
26.9
(80.4)
26.7
(80.1)
26.5
(79.7)
26.1
(79.0)
25.9
(78.6)
25.4
(77.7)
25.2
(77.4)
25.4
(77.7)
25.9
(78.6)
26.3
(79.3)
26.6
(79.9)
26.1
(79.1)
Average low °C (°F)23.5
(74.3)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
23.4
(74.1)
23.2
(73.8)
23.1
(73.6)
22.7
(72.9)
22.4
(72.3)
22.7
(72.9)
22.9
(73.2)
23.2
(73.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.1
(73.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches)390
(15.4)
387
(15.2)
453
(17.8)
395
(15.6)
385
(15.2)
321
(12.6)
269
(10.6)
270
(10.6)
322
(12.7)
351
(13.8)
301
(11.9)
345
(13.6)
4,189
(165)
Source: Climate-Data.org [6]

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References

  1. "Welcome to Torres Islands". Lonely Planet . Retrieved 5 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Linua Island". Geoview. Retrieved 5 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Seech, John. "Linua Island, Vanuatu". Travel Vanuatu. Retrieved 11 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Linua, Vanuatu on the Elevation Map". elevation Map. Retrieved 11 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Torres Islands". Encyclopædia Britannica . Retrieved 5 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "Climate: Linua". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved July 29, 2020.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)