Kuwanak Island

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Kuwanak Island
Nickname: Abagagaheia Island
Calvados Chain (Landsat).JPG
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Kuwanak Island is located in Papua New Guinea
Kuwanak Island
Kuwanak Island
Geography
Location Oceania
Coordinates 11°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]
Archipelago Louisiade Archipelago
Adjacent bodies of water Solomon Sea
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • Kuwanak
Area 3.66 km2 (1.41 sq mi)
Highest elevation 182 m (597 ft)
Highest point Mount Kuwanak
Administration
Province  Milne Bay
District Samarai-Murua District
LLG [2] Louisiade Rural LLG
Island Group Calvados Chain
Largest settlement Abagagaheia (pop. 170)
Demographics
Population 170 (2014)
Pop. density 46 /km2 (119 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Papauans, Austronesians, Melanesians.
Additional information
Time zone
ISO code PG-MBA
Official website web.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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