Western Chain, New Zealand

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Western Chain
Tahi, Rua, Toru, Whā, Rima (Māori)
The position of The Snares relative to New Zealand
Coordinates 48°03′0″S 166°30′30″E / 48.05000°S 166.50833°E / -48.05000; 166.50833Coordinates: 48°03′0″S 166°30′30″E / 48.05000°S 166.50833°E / -48.05000; 166.50833
Archipelago The Snares
Length 1.2 km (0.75 mi)
Highest elevation 44 m (144 ft)
Population 0
Western Chain (LHS) & Alert Stack (RHS)

The Western Chain is a group of islets at 48°03′0″S 166°30′30″E / 48.05000°S 166.50833°E / -48.05000; 166.50833 and a part of The Snares. They lie some 5 km (3.1 mi) to the WSW off the main island North East Island, which lies approx. 200 kilometres (120 mi) south of New Zealand's South Island. The Western Chain island is some 2 km (1.2 mi) long in NW direction, and the highest elevation of 44 m (144 ft) is at the southernmost Island.

The islets all carry Maori names, from NE: Tahi (English: One), Rua (Two), Toru (Three), Whā (Four) and finally Rima (Five).

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