Metoma

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Metoma
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 13°12′18.72″S166°36′2.88″E / 13.2052000°S 166.6008000°E / -13.2052000; 166.6008000 Coordinates: 13°12′18.72″S166°36′2.88″E / 13.2052000°S 166.6008000°E / -13.2052000; 166.6008000
Archipelago Vanuatu
Area3 km2 (1.2 sq mi)
Administration
Province Torba Province, Torres Islands
Largest settlement Sola
Demographics
Population13 (2009)

Metoma is a small volcanic island in Torba Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. [1] [2]

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Geography

Metoma is a part of the Torres Islands archipelago. It lies 500 km from Port Vila. The island is located between the neighboring islands of Tegua and Hiu. The summit elevation is 115 m. Metoma is populated by robber crabs (Birgus latro), the world's largest terrestrial invertebrates. [3] The island is 2.4 km long and 1.4 km wide, and lies 600 m north of Tegua Island. [4]

Population

Metoma had 13 inhabitants in 2009.[ citation needed ] The village in the south of the island is called Rival.

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References

  1. "Metoma". Geoview. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  2. "Metoma". Getamap. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  3. "Cangrejo de cocotero en la isla de Metoma (Vanuatu)". Geoview. Retrieved 16 August 2018.
  4. Seech, John. "Metoma Island, Vanuatu - John Seach". Vanuatu Travel. Retrieved 16 August 2018.