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Map of the Temotu province
|• Premier||Buddley Soakifono|
|• Total||895 km2 (346 sq mi)|
|• Density||23.9/km2 (62/sq mi)|
|Time zone||+11 (UTC+11)|
Temotu is the easternmost province of the Solomon Islands. The province was formerly known as Santa Cruz Islands Province. It consists, essentially, of two chains of islands which run parallel to each other from the northwest to the southeast. Its area is 895 square kilometres (346 square miles).
The islands or island groups which make up the province are:
- Duff Islands (including Taumako)
- Reef Islands (including Fenualoa, Makalom, Nalongo and Nupani, Nifiloli, Nukapu, Patteson Shoal, Pigeon Island and Pileni)
- Santa Cruz Islands (including the large island Nendö)
- Vanikoro (including Banie and Teanu)
The population of 21,362 (2009) is quite diverse for the small land area encompassed. The Santa Cruz Islanders are predominantly Melanesian, although the inhabitants of Tikopia, Anuta, the Duff Islands and some of the Reef Islands are Polynesians.
- Remote Oceania
- Koch, Gerd (1971). Die Materielle Kultur der Santa Cruz-Inseln (in German). Berlin: (Museum fur Volkerkunde) Ethnological Museum of Berlin.
- Report on 2009 population & housing census for the Solomon Islands.
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