Tegua

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Tegua
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Location of Tegua in Torres Islands
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Tegua
Location in Vanuatu
Coordinates: 13°14′47″S166°37′33″E / 13.24639°S 166.62583°E / -13.24639; 166.62583 Coordinates: 13°14′47″S166°37′33″E / 13.24639°S 166.62583°E / -13.24639; 166.62583
Country Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu
Province Torba Province
Area
  Total30.8 km2 (11.9 sq mi)
  [1]
Population
 (2009)
  Total58
  Density1.9/km2 (4.9/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+11 (VUT)

Tegua is an island in Vanuatu's Torres Islands chain, located in Torba Province.

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Geography

The island spans 7 km by 6.5 km; on the eastern side of the island is Lateu Bay indented 1.8 km. Ngwel Island is located 600 meters off the west coast of Tegua Island. [2]

Population

The only village is Lateu, with a population of 58. [3] About 100 residents of Tegua were evacuated by the government because rising sea levels were flooding their island.

One geological study found that of four islands in the group, Tegua had the slowest inferred uplift rate at 0.7 mm/yr for southeastern Tegua. A "narrow E-W trending block has been down-dropped relative to the rest of the isle.

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References

  1. "Vanuatu". Haos Blong Volkeno. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  2. Seech, John. "Tegua Island, Vanuatu - John Seach". Vanuatu Travel. Retrieved 5 August 2018.
  3. "2009 National Census of Population and Housing: Summary Release" (PDF). Vanuatu National Statistics Office. 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2010.Cite journal requires |journal= (help)