Tafea Province

Tafea is the southernmost province of Vanuatu. The name is an acronym for the five islands that make up the province: Tanna, Aniwa, Futuna, Erromango and Anatom. The province has a population of 27,530 people and an area of 1,628 km². Its capital is Isangel.

Most of the islands are Melanesian, but the smallest two, Aniwa and Futuna, are Polynesian outliers. Futuna is sometimes called West Futuna to distinguish it from Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna.

Tanna has the worlds most accesable volcanco

Provinces and islands of Vanuatu
Malampa:
Penama:
Sanma:
Shefa:
Tafea:
Torba:
Malakula | Ambrym | Paama
Pentecost | Ambae | Maewo
Espiritu Santo | Malo
Epi | fat | Shepherd Islands
Tanna | Aniwa | Futuna | Erromango | Anatom
Torres Islands | Banks Islands


Coordinates:
Motto
"Long God yumi stanap" (In God we stand)
Anthem
Yumi, Yumi, Yumi


Capital Port Vila

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Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations, such as NATO, laser, and IBM, that are formed using the initial letters of words or word parts in a phrase or name.
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Tanna<nowiki />

Tanna and the nearby island of Aniwa

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Location South Pacific Ocean
Coordinates
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Aniwa is a small island in the southernmost province of Tafea, Vanuatu. It rises a mere 42 m above sea level.

Like the nearby West Futuna, it is a Polynesian outlier, and thus its inhabitants came from Samoa instead of the Melanesians of other nearby islands.
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Futuna is an island in the Tafea province of Vanuatu. It is the easternmost island in the country. It was formed by the uplift of an underwater volcano, which last erupted in the Pleistocene, at least 11,000 years ago. It reaches a height of 666 m.
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Erromango () is the largest island in Tafea, the southernmost province of Vanuatu. Its highest point is Mount Santop, at 886 m. Its largest villages are Port Narvin and Dillons Bay (Upongkor). The total area of Erromango is 888 km².
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Anatom (more commonly spelled Aneityum, and sometimes also Kéamu) is the southernmost inhabited island of Vanuatu. It is in the province of Tafea. The largest village is Anelghowhat (correctly, Anelcauhat).
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Isangel is a city in Vanuatu. Located on the island of Tanna, it is the provincial administrative capital of Tafea Province. The town has a population of about 1,200, most of them Melanesians; the major languages of the area are Lénakel and the national tongue Bislama, an English
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Melanesia (from Greek: μέλας black, νῆσος island) is a subregion of Oceania extending from the western side of the West Pacific to the Arafura Sea, north and north-east of Australia.
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Polynesian outliers are a number of culturally Polynesian islands which lie in geographic or political Melanesia and Micronesia. Based on archaeological and linguistic analysis, these islands are believed to have been colonized by seafaring Polynesians, mostly from the area of
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Futuna is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the French overseas collectivity (collectivité d'outre-mer, or COM) of Wallis and Futuna. It is one of the Hoorn Islands or Îles Horne, nearby Alofi being the other.
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Vanuatu

This article is part of the series:
Politics of Vanuatu


  • President
  • Kalkot Mataskelekele
  • Prime Minister
  • Ham Lini
  • Parliament
  • Political parties

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This is a list of the islands by province, largely from north to south, subdivided by archipelago when appropriate. Vanuatu is usually said to contain 83 islands.
  • Torba Province
  • Torres Islands

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Motto
"Long God yumi stanap" (In God we stand)
Anthem
Yumi, Yumi, Yumi


Capital Port Vila

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Malampa is a province of Vanuatu, made up of three main islands, Malakula, Ambrym and Paama, from which the province's name is derived. It includes a number of other islands - the Small Islands of Uripiv, Norsup, Rano, Wala, Atchin and Vao off the coast of Malakula, and the
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Penama is a province of Vanuatu, occupying the islands of Ambae, Maewo, and Pentecost. The name Penama is derived from the initial letters of Pentecost, Ambae (Aoba) and Maewo. It has a population of 28,960 people and an area of 1,198 km². Its capital is Saratamata.
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Sanma is a province of the southern Pacific nation of Vanuatu, occupying the nation's largest island, Espiritu Santo, which is located approximately 2,500 km northeast of Sydney, Australia.
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Shefa is a province of Vanuatu, including the islands of Epi and Efate and the Shepherd Islands. The name Shefa is derived from the initial letters of Shepherd and Efate. It has a population of 45,280 people and an area of 1,455 km².
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TorBa is the northernmost province of Vanuatu, including the Banks Islands and the Torres Islands. The name TorBa is derived from the initial letters of Torres and Banks. It has a population of 7,870 people and an area of 882 km². Its capital is Sola.
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Malakula Island (coordinates ) is the second-largest island in the nation of Vanuatu, in the Pacific Ocean region of Melanesia.
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Located at 16.20° S and 168.20° E in the Pacific Ocean, Ambrym is an island in the archipelago of Vanuatu (formerly known as the New Hebrides). It is well known for its highly active volcanic activity that includes lava lake formation. With 677.
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Paama (Paama language: Voum) is a small island in the Malampa Province, Vanuatu. The island is about 8 km from north to south and only 5 km or so at its widest point. The island is dominated by hills, rising to a height of around 550 m in the north.
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Pentecost Island is one of the 83 islands that make up the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. It lies 190 km (118 mi) due north of capital Port Vila. Pentecost Island is known as Pentecôte in French.
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Aoba, also known as Ambae, is an island in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, located near . Ambae has a population of less than 10,000, divided into 3-4 discernable language groups (North/East Ambae language centered
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Maewo (or Maéwo; also Aurora Island) is an island in Vanuatu in Penama province, 105 km to the east of Espiritu Santo. It is 47 km long, and 6 km wide, with an area of 269 km². Its highest point is 795 m above sea level.
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Map of Espiritu Santo

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Location Sanma Province, Vanuatu
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Archipelago
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Malo (formerly known as St. Bartholomew) is an island in Vanuatu, 5 km off the southern coast of the larger Espiritu Santo in Sanma Province. It has a circumference of 55 km and an area of 180 km². In 1979 the island had a population of 2,312.
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Map of Epi

Geography
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Location Pacific Ocean
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Archipelago
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Fat

Fat may refer to:
  • Fat, a group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water
  • Adipose tissue, an anatomical term for loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes

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Shepherd Islands (coordinates ) are a group of islands lying between the larger islands of Epi and Éfaté, in the Shefa province of Vanuatu.
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