Hemenahei Island

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Hemenahei Island
Calvados Chain (Landsat).JPG
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Hemenahei Island is located in Papua New Guinea
Hemenahei Island
Hemenahei Island
Location Oceania
Coordinates 11°10′S 153°05′E / 11.167°S 153.083°E / -11.167; 153.083Coordinates: 11°10′S 153°05′E / 11.167°S 153.083°E / -11.167; 153.083[1]
Archipelago Louisiade Archipelago
Adjacent bodies of water Solomon Sea
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • Hemenahei
Area 10.24 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Highest elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Highest point Mount Hemenahei
Province  Milne Bay
District Samarai-Murua District
LLG [2] Yeleamba Rural LLG
Island Group Calvados Chain
Largest settlement Niyalehoi
Population 0 (2014)
Pop. density 0 /km2 (0 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Papauans, Austronesians, Melanesians.
Additional information
Time zone
Official website www.ncdc.gov.pg

Hemenahei Island is an island in Papua New Guinea, part of the Calvados Chain within the Louisiade Archipelago.[3] It is located to toward the eastern end of the Calvados Chain, in the Louisiade Archipelago, in the Milne Bay Province, between Pana Tinani (off Vanatinai) in the East and Pana Wina in the West.

The area of the island is 10.24 square kilometres (3.95 square miles). It was previously inhabited (Niyalehoi village on the northern coast) but now only occasionally being used as a camp for fishermen who come from Pana Tinani. Niyalehoi had some gardens for yams and sago, that Sabari Islanders used to crop.