Vete Manung

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Goat Island
Native name:
Vete Manung
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Goat Island on map sheet
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 18°42′00″S169°16′59.50″E / 18.70000°S 169.2831944°E / -18.70000; 169.2831944 Coordinates: 18°42′00″S169°16′59.50″E / 18.70000°S 169.2831944°E / -18.70000; 169.2831944
Archipelago Vanuatu
Area0.12 km2 (0.046 sq mi)
Highest elevation91 m (299 ft)
Administration
Province Tafea Province
Demographics
Population0 (2015)
Ethnic groupsNone

Vete Manung, also Vetemanu, [1] formerly Goat Island, Île Rocher, Île de la Chèvre or La Chèvre, is a small uninhabited island in Tafea Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. [2] [3] [4] [5] Vete Manung Island is located 5.6 km northeast of Pointe Bodiroua on the north-east coast of Erromango Island. [6]

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Geography

Goat Island lies 150 km south of Port-Vila.

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Vanuatu Island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean

Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is an island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 540 kilometres (340 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea, southeast of the Solomon Islands, and west of Fiji.

Foreign relations of Vanuatu

Vanuatu maintains diplomatic relations with many countries, and has a small network of diplomatic missions. Australia, France, Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the People's Republic of China and the United Kingdom maintain embassies, High Commissions, or missions in Port Vila. The British High Commission maintained a continued presence for almost a century, though closed from 2005 until reopening in 2019.

Goat Island may refer to:

Tafea Province

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References

  1. http://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/n2244/html/ch02.xhtml?referer=2244&page=10
  2. "Islands surveyed, distances traveled, and duration of raptor surveys conducted in Vanuatu, October- November 1996". The Journal of Raptor Research . Raptor Research Foundation. 31–32: 306. 1997. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  3. "GAZ Term "Vete Manung" (GAZ:00255154)". archive.gramene.org. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
  4. "Goat Island". Geoview. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  5. "Traveling Luck for Goat Island". Traveling Luck. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  6. "Vete Manung Island, Vanuatu - John Seach". www.travel.vu. Vanuatu Travel. Retrieved 11 June 2019.