Conflict Group

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Conflict Islands
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Conflict Islands is located in Papua New Guinea
Conflict Islands
Conflict Islands
Location of the Conflict Islands
Geography
LocationOceania
Coordinates10°46′48″S 151°47′32″E / 10.78000°S 151.79222°E / -10.78000; 151.79222Coordinates: 10°46′48″S 151°47′32″E / 10.78000°S 151.79222°E / -10.78000; 151.79222[1]
ArchipelagoLouisiade Archipelago
Adjacent bodies of waterSolomon Sea
Total islands21
Major islands
Area4.55 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Length21 km (13 mi)
Width10 km (6 mi)
Administration
Province Milne Bay
DistrictSamarai-Murua District
LLG[2]Bwanabwana Rural LLG
Island GroupCalvados Chain
Largest settlementIrai (pop. 20)
Demographics
Population30 (2014)
Pop. density6.6 /km2 (17.1 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsPapauans, Austronesians, Melanesians.
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codePG-MBA
Official websitewww.ncdc.gov.pg

The Conflict Group is an atoll in Papua New Guinea. The group was sighted in 1879 by HMS Cormorant, by moonlight; it was named in 1880 by Bower, captain of HMS Conflict.[3] Irai Island is the center of population of the group. The small Panasea Island has an eco resort with a small staff.

Islands in Conflict Group[edit]

The individual islands in a clockwise direction, starting in the west (Kisa and Itamarina in the lagoon):

Name Coordinates Area
km²
Ilai (Irai Island) 10°46′06″S 151°41′39″E / 10.7683776096°S 151.694046177°E / -10.7683776096; 151.694046177 (Ilai (Irai)) 1.18
Panasesa Island 10°44′25″S 151°43′28″E / 10.7401772074°S 151.724495665°E / -10.7401772074; 151.724495665 (Panasesa) 0.68
Madiboiboi? 10°43′50″S 151°44′26″E / 10.7305297816°S 151.740444554°E / -10.7305297816; 151.740444554 (Madiboiboi?) 0.10
Gabugabutau 10°43′14″S 151°44′58″E / 10.720423813°S 151.749362554°E / -10.720423813; 151.749362554 (Gabugabutau) 0.17
Tubinagurm Island 10°43′03″S 151°46′20″E / 10.717543851°S 151.772326048°E / -10.717543851; 151.772326048 (Tubinagurm Island) 0.25
Lutmatavi Island 10°43′19″S 151°47′15″E / 10.7219989488°S 151.787380193°E / -10.7219989488; 151.787380193 (Lutmatavi Island) 0.06
Panaboal 10°44′22″S 151°49′32″E / 10.7393370335°S 151.825532007°E / -10.7393370335; 151.825532007 (Panaboal) 0.52
Ginara Island 10°45′08″S 151°49′51″E / 10.7520951772°S 151.830827668°E / -10.7520951772; 151.830827668 (Ginara Island) 0.14
Panarakuum Island 10°46′12″S 151°51′56″E / 10.7699365756°S 151.865442143°E / -10.7699365756; 151.865442143 (Panarakuum Island) 0.51
Panarakiim Motina 10°46′51″S 151°52′51″E / 10.7807317234°S 151.880799956°E / -10.7807317234; 151.880799956 (Panarakiim Motina) 0.08
Muniara Island 10°48′01″S 151°54′11″E / 10.8002153106°S 151.903191938°E / -10.8002153106; 151.903191938 (Muniara Island) 0.23
Auriroa Island 10°48′23″S 151°55′21″E / 10.806379283°S 151.922434091°E / -10.806379283; 151.922434091 (Auriroa Island) 0.76
Panamaiia 10°50′03″S 151°52′28″E / 10.8341053154°S 151.874522976°E / -10.8341053154; 151.874522976 (Panamaiia) 0.06
Tarapaniian 10°49′33″S 151°50′25″E / 10.8258101597°S 151.840307831°E / -10.8258101597; 151.840307831 (Tarapaniian) 0.06
Panaiiaii 10°49′15″S 151°49′44″E / 10.8207487441°S 151.828769404°E / -10.8207487441; 151.828769404 (Panaiiaii) 0.05
Kisa 10°46′55″S 151°49′42″E / 10.7820627908°S 151.828462813°E / -10.7820627908; 151.828462813 (Kisa) 0.08
Itamarina 10°45′48″S 151°46′16″E / 10.7633967175°S 151.771092246°E / -10.7633967175; 151.771092246 (Itamarina) 0.05

Differing surface areas, and sometimes divergent names for individual islands can be found in Oceandots : Irai (97 ha), Panasesa (63.5 ha), Auriora (61 ha), Panarakum (38.8 ha), Panibari (24.7 ha ), Tubiniguam (17.8 ha), Moniara (13 ha), Ginouri (11 ha) and Tupit (10 ha). Thereafter, the total land area of the archipelago is 3.75 km² [4]

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