Lo Island

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Location of Lo in the Torres Islands of Vanuatu
Location Pacific Ocean
Archipelago Vanuatu, Torres Islands
Area11.9 km2 (4.6 sq mi)
Highest elevation155 m (509 ft)
Province Torba Province
Population210 (2009)

Lo [lo] (sometimes wrongly spelled Loh) is an island in the Torres group of islands, in northern Vanuatu. The island is located 2.25 miles from the Toga Island. [1] As of 2009, the population of the island was 210. [2] They speak the Lo dialect of the Lo-Toga language.



The Torres islands are served by Torres Airport, which is located on the Linua island, just off the north coast of Lo. The airport is mostly used by Lo residents. Lo is not frequently visited by outsiders. [3]

Launch of a program to eliminate malaria, Loh Island, September 2012. Launch of a program to eliminate malaria, Loh Island, Vanuatu, September 2012. Photo- Yohann Lemonnier - DFAT (12779509464).jpg
Launch of a program to eliminate malaria, Loh Island, September 2012.


Lo has two main villages: Lungharegi [lʉŋˈharəɣi] (a.k.a. Lunghariki) and Rinuhe [riˈnʉhə] ; and a smaller hamlet, Telaqlaq [təlakʷˈlakʷ] (a.k.a. Telakwlakw). [4] In 2018, the Vanuatu Coastal Adaptation Project provided the villages with access to fresh water. [5]

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  1. Sailing Directions (enroute) for the Pacific Islands. Defense Mapping Agency, Hydrographic/Topographic Center. 2002. p. 177.
  2. "2009 National Census of Population and Housing: Summary Release" (PDF). Vanuatu National Statistics Office. 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2010.Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. Santo travel: Loh island.
  4. Cruise lines: Loh Island, Torres Islands.
  5. Roberts, Compiled by Anita. "Bringing clean water to Loh, Toga Islands". Vanuatu Daily Post. Retrieved 2020-04-02.

Coordinates: 13°20′24″S166°37′48″E / 13.34000°S 166.63000°E / -13.34000; 166.63000