Location of Merig in Banks Islands
|• Total||0.5 km2 (0.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||24/km2 (62/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+11 (VUT)|
Merig is a small island located 20 kilometres (12 miles) east of Gaua, in the Banks Islands of northern Vanuatu.
The island is about 800 metres (2,600 feet) wide, and has a circumference of 2.2 kilometres (1 mile).
The first recorded sighting of Merig Island by Europeans was by the Spanish expedition of Pedro Fernández de Quirós on 25 April 1606.It was then named Île Sainte Claire.
Merig is only inhabited by one household, consisting of 12 individuals.
They speak Mwerlap,the language of the neighbouring island Merelava.
Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is a Pacific 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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