Penama Province

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Penama in Vanuatu
Flag of Penama Province

Penama is one of the six provinces of Vanuatu, located in the northeast of the country and consisting of three major islands:

The name Penama is derived from the initial letters of PENtecost, Ambae and MAewo.

Population[edit]

It has a population of 30,819 (2009 census) [1] people and an area of 1,198 km2. Its capital is Saratamata on Ambae, but there are plans to move the capital to a different island due to a volcanic eruption [2]

Islands[edit]

Name Population Area in km2
Ambae 10,407 398
Maewo 3,569 269
Pentecost 16,843 490

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009 Census Summary release final Archived 2013-12-21 at the Wayback Machine - Government of Vanuatu
  2. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 15°30′S 168°00′E / 15.500°S 168.000°E / -15.500; 168.000