Thion (Vanuatu)

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Thion
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 15°2′00″S167°5′00″E / 15.03333°S 167.08333°E / -15.03333; 167.08333 Coordinates: 15°2′00″S167°5′00″E / 15.03333°S 167.08333°E / -15.03333; 167.08333
Archipelago Vanuatu
Highest elevation213 m (699 ft)
Administration
Province Sanma Province
Demographics
Population0 [1] (2015)
Ethnic groupsNone

Thion (also Dolphin Island) is a small uninhabited island in Sanma Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. [2]

Geography

Thion lies a few kilometers in Shark Bay off the eastern coast of Espiritu Santo. The estimated terrain elevation above the sea level is some 213 meters. [3] The islet has two fresh-water lakes. [4] There is an old abandoned cattle ranch there. Nowadays, the island is uninhabited and only used for picnicking by the locals. Thion Island is also known as Dolphin Island because of its profile. [5]

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References

  1. "2015 Vanuatu National Population and Households Projections by Province and Islands" (PDF). Vanuatu National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  2. "Thion Island". Geoview. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  3. "Thion". Mapcarta. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  4. Cookson, Mike (July 29, 2012). "ANU Archaeological Field School in Vanuatu July 2012". Pacific Institute. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  5. "Thion Island Freshwater Lakes". Vanuatu Cruising. Retrieved 20 August 2018.