Penama Province

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Penama is one of the six provinces of Vanuatu, located in the northeast of the country and consisting of three major islands:


The name Penama is derived from the initial letters of PENtecost, Ambae and MAewo.


It has a population of 30,819 (2009 census) [1] people and an area of 1,198 km². Its capital is Saratamata on Ambae, but there are plans to move the capital to a different island due to a volcanic eruption [2]


NamePopulationArea in km2
Ambae 10,407398
Maewo 3,569269
Pentecost 16,843490

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  1. 2009 Census Summary release final Archived 2013-12-21 at the Wayback Machine - Government of Vanuatu

Coordinates: 15°30′S168°00′E / 15.500°S 168.000°E / -15.500; 168.000