Tongariki

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Tongariki
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Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 17°1′S168°37′E / 17.017°S 168.617°E / -17.017; 168.617 Coordinates: 17°1′S168°37′E / 17.017°S 168.617°E / -17.017; 168.617
Archipelago Vanuatu, Shepherd Islands
Highest elevation20 m (70 ft)
Highest point521
Administration
Province Shefa Province
Demographics
Population274 (2015)

Tongariki Island is an inhabited island in Shefa Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. The island is a part of Shepherd Islands archipelago. [1] [2]

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Geography

Tongariki is a small island of volcanic origin located in the eastern Shepherd Islands, having no beaches or reefs. Several small islands lie close to the south coast. The island is 3.8 km long and 1.7 km wide. [3] The estimated terrain elevation above the sea level is some 20 metres. [4] The uninhabited island of Falea lies 1.8 km north-west of Tongariki.

Population

As of 2015, the official local population was 274 people in 55 households. [5] The main village is Erata. Some local people speak Namakura language.

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References

  1. "Tongariki: Vanuatu". Geographic Names. Retrieved 9 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Shepherd Islands". Vanuatu Travel. Retrieved 9 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Shepherd group of islands". Vanuatu Islands Travel Info. Retrieved 10 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Tongariki Island". Mapcarta. Retrieved 9 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "2015 Vanuatu National Population and Households Projections by Province and Islands" (PDF). Vanuatu National Statistics Office. Retrieved 9 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)