Kuwanak Island

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Kuwanak Island
Nickname: Abagagaheia Island
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Kuwanak Island is located in Papua New Guinea
Kuwanak Island
Kuwanak Island
Geography
LocationOceania
Coordinates11°10′S 152°55′E / 11.167°S 152.917°E / -11.167; 152.917Coordinates: 11°10′S 152°55′E / 11.167°S 152.917°E / -11.167; 152.917[1]
ArchipelagoLouisiade Archipelago
Adjacent bodies of waterSolomon Sea
Total islands1
Major islands
  • Kuwanak
Area3.66 km2 (1.41 sq mi)
Highest elevation182 m (597 ft)
Highest pointMount Kuwanak
Administration
Province Milne Bay
DistrictSamarai-Murua District
LLG [2]Louisiade Rural LLG
Island GroupCalvados Chain
Largest settlementAbagagaheia (pop. 170)
Demographics
Population170 (2014)
Pop. density46 /km2 (119 /sq mi)
Ethnic groupsPapauans, Austronesians, Melanesians.
Additional information
Time zone
ISO codePG-MBA
Official websiteweb.archive.org/web/20101223043232/http://oceandots.com/pacific/png/deboyne.php

Kuwanak Island is an island in Papua New Guinea, part of the Calvados Chain within the Louisiade Archipelago. Its only settlement is called Abagagaheia, and it is located on the northwestern point. you can walk at low tide from this village to nearby island of Taifaur.

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