Torlesse Islands

Last updated
Torlesse Islands
Torlesse Islands (Landsat).jpg
Papua New Guinea location map.svg
Red pog.svg
Torlesse Islands
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
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)
Population10 (2014)
Pop. density4.8/km2 (12.4/sq mi)
Ethnic groups Papauans, Austronesians, Melanesians.
Additional information
Time zone
Official website

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.

Related Research Articles

Papua New Guinea Country in the western Pacific

Papua New Guinea, officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a sovereign state in Oceania that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia. Its capital, located along its southeastern coast, is Port Moresby. The western half of New Guinea forms the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua. It is the world's third largest island country with 462,840 km2 (178,700 sq mi).

Geography of Papua New Guinea

The geography of Papua New Guinea describes the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, the islands of New Ireland, New Britain and Bougainville, and smaller nearby islands. Together these make up the nation of Papua New Guinea in tropical Oceania, located in the western edge of the Pacific Ocean.

Port Moresby Capital of Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby, also referred to as Pom City or simply Moresby, is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea and the largest city in the South Pacific outside of Australia and New Zealand. It is located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, on the south-western coast of the Papuan Peninsula of the island of New Guinea. The city emerged as a trade centre in the second half of the 19th century. During World War II it was a prime objective for conquest by the Imperial Japanese forces during 1942–43 as a staging point and air base to cut off Australia from Southeast Asia and the Americas.

New Britain Island in Papua New Guinea

New Britain is the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago, part of the Islands Region of Papua New Guinea. It is separated from New Guinea by a northwest corner of the Solomon Sea and from New Ireland by St. George's Channel. The main towns of New Britain are Rabaul/Kokopo and Kimbe. The island is roughly the size of Taiwan. While the island was part of German New Guinea, it was named Neupommern.

Autonomous Region of Bougainville Autonomous region of Papua New Guinea

Bougainville, officially the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, is an autonomous region in Papua New Guinea. The largest island is Bougainville Island, while the region also includes Buka Island and a number of outlying islands and atolls. The interim capital is Buka, though it is expected that major government services and buildings will be moved to Arawa, following reconstruction.

Bougainville Island main island of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville of Papua New Guinea

Bougainville Island is the main island of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville of Papua New Guinea, also known as Bougainville Province. It formed the main landmass of the German Empire-associated North Solomons. With four to five hundred-metre-width-strait separated Buka Island (c.500 km2) its land measures 9,300 km2. The population of the province is 234,280, which includes islets such as the Carterets. Mount Balbi on the main island at 2,715 m is the highest point. The Buka strait, despite its narrowness, is unbridged; however, regular ferries operate between the key settlements on either side and Buka Town has the main northern airstrip/airport.

Western New Guinea Region in Indonesia

Western New Guinea, also known as Papua, is the Indonesian part of the island of New Guinea. Since the island is alternatively named as Papua, the region is also called West Papua. Lying to the west of the independent state of Papua New Guinea, it is the only Indonesian territory to be situated in Oceania. Considered to be a part of the Australian continent, the territory is mostly in the Southern Hemisphere and also includes nearby islands, including the Schouten and Raja Ampat archipelagoes. The region is predominantly covered with ancient rainforest where numerous traditional tribes live, such as the Dani of the Baliem Valley, although a large proportion of the population live in or near coastal areas, with the largest city being Jayapura.

Fly River River

The Fly, at 1,050 kilometres (650 mi), is the second longest river in Papua New Guinea, after the Sepik. By volume of discharge, the Fly is the largest river in Oceania, the largest in the world without a single dam in its catchment, and overall the 25th-largest primary river in the world. It rises in the Victor Emanuel Range arm of the Star Mountains, and crosses the south-western lowlands before flowing into the Gulf of Papua in a large delta.

Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea

The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea is a province of the Anglican Communion. It was created in 1976 when the Province of Papua New Guinea became independent from the Province of Queensland in the Church of England in Australia following Papua New Guinea's independence in 1975.

Long Island (Papua New Guinea) Volcanic island north of New Guinea

Long Island is a volcanic island in Papua New Guinea. It is located north of the island of New Guinea, separated from it by the Vitiaz Strait.

New Ireland (island) island of the Bismarck Archipelago in the Pacific Ocean

New Ireland or Latangai, is a large island in Papua New Guinea, approximately 7,404 km2 (2,859 sq mi) in area with c. 120,000 people. It is named after the island of Ireland. It is the largest island of New Ireland Province, lying northeast of the island of New Britain. Both islands are part of the Bismarck Archipelago, named after Otto von Bismarck, and they are separated by Saint George's Channel. The administrative centre of the island and of New Ireland province is the town of Kavieng located at the northern end of the island. While the island was part of German New Guinea, it was named Neumecklenburg.

Yule Island Island in Papua New Guinea

Yule Island is a small island in Central Province, Papua New Guinea. It is located 160 km NW from Port Moresby, on the south coast of Papua New Guinea.

Outline of Papua New Guinea Overview of and topical guide to Papua New Guinea

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Papua New Guinea:

New Guinea Island in the Pacific Ocean

New Guinea is the world's second-largest island and with an area of 785,753 km2 (303,381 sq mi) the largest island wholly or partly within the Southern Hemisphere and Oceania. Located in Melanesia in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, it is separated by the shallow and 150-kilometre wide Torres Strait from the Australian continent and is neighboured by a large number of smaller islands to the west and east.

Deboyne Islands group of islands in the Solomon Sea, Papua New Guinea

The Deboyne Islands are an atoll, composed of a group of reefs and islands in the north of the Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea.

Auriroa Island

Auriroa Island is an island in Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea.

Brumer Islands island group

Brumer Islands are an island group of Papua New Guinea.

Calvados Chain island group

The Calvados Chain are a group of islands in the Solomon Sea, belonging to Papua New Guinea within the Louisiade Archipelago.

Lunn Island

Lunn Island is a solitary island of Papua New Guinea in the Solomon Sea, belonging to the Louisiade Archipelago. It belongs to Milne Bay Province, to the ward of Conflict Group and is located between the Engineer Group, which is 8.3 kilometres to the west, and the Torlesse Islands, which are 18.3 kilometres to the east. The Deboyne Islands are another 22 kilometres eastward.

Strathord Islands uninhabited Pacific islands

The Strathord Islands are an uninhabited island group of five islands in the Louisiade Archipelago of Papua New Guinea. Politically they belong to the province of Milne Bay in the southeastern region of Papua New Guinea.