Tiga Island

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Coordinates: 21°6′25″S167°48′53″E / 21.10694°S 167.81472°E / -21.10694; 167.81472

Satellite view of Tiga Island Tiga LANDSAT-2000.png
Satellite view of Tiga Island

Tiga Island, also called Tokanod, is a small island in the South Pacific Ocean. Tiga lies 35 km (22 mi) from Lifou Island, and 24.5 km (15.2 mi) from Maré Island in the Loyalty Islands. The Loyalty Islands are part of the greater archipelago of New Caledonia.

Tiga is part of the commune (municipality) of Lifou, in the Loyalty Islands Province (Province des îles Loyauté), one of three provinces of the Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies, an overseas territory of France. The island is 6 km (3.7 mi) long and 2 km (1.2 mi) wide, totaling about 10 square kilometres (4 square miles). [1] The highest point is 76 metres (249 feet) above sea level. The population of Tiga Island was 169 in 1996, for a density of about 17 person per km.

The island has occasional commercial air service to its airfield, Tiga Airport

Tiga is featured in the children's novel On the Run (1964), by British author Nina Bawden.

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References

  1. "Tiga". Destination Loyalty Islands. GIE Destination îles Loyauté. Archived from the original on 6 November 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2016.