Torlesse Islands

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Torlesse Islands
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Torlesse Islands
Geography
Location Oceania
Coordinates 10°49′48″S152°11′32″E / 10.83000°S 152.19222°E / -10.83000; 152.19222 Coordinates: 10°49′48″S152°11′32″E / 10.83000°S 152.19222°E / -10.83000; 152.19222 [1]
Archipelago Louisiade Archipelago
Adjacent bodies of water Solomon Sea
Total islands2 inhabited
Major islands
Area2.08 km2 (0.80 sq mi)
Highest elevation31 m (102 ft)
Highest pointMount Pananiu
Administration
Province Flag of Milne Bay.svg  Milne Bay
District Samarai-Murua District
LLG [2] Louisiade Rural Local Level Government Area
Island Group Torlesse Islands
Largest settlement Tinolan (pop. ~5)
Demographics
Population10 (2014)
Pop. density4.8/km2 (12.4/sq mi)
Ethnic groups Papauans, Austronesians, Melanesians.
Additional information
Time zone
ISO code PG-MBA
Official website www.ncdc.gov.pg

The Torlesse Islands are an archipelago in the Solomon Sea. Politically they belong to Milne Bay Province in the southeastern region of Papua New Guinea. They are 13 km away from Misima and 5 km west of Deboyne Islands. The aggregate land area of the seven islands is 2.08 km². The main village is Tinolan. [3] it is inhabited by a family from Panaeati Island who grow Copra.

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