Yeina Island

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Yeina Island
Nickname: Piron Island
Yeina (Landsat).JPG
Yeina island. Meiwa island is in the right corner.
Yeina Island is located in Papua New Guinea
Yeina Island
Yeina Island
Geography
Location Oceania
Coordinates 11°19′48″S 153°26′30″E / 11.33000°S 153.44167°E / -11.33000; 153.44167Coordinates: 11°19′48″S 153°26′30″E / 11.33000°S 153.44167°E / -11.33000; 153.44167[1]
Archipelago Louisiade Archipelago
Adjacent bodies of water Solomon Sea
Total islands 1
Major islands
  • Yeina
  • Meiwa
Area 16 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Length 9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Width 3.2 km (1.99 mi)
Highest elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Highest point Mount Yeina
Administration
Province  Milne Bay
District Samarai-Murua District
LLG [2] Yaleyamba Rural Local Level Government Area
Island Group Yeina Group
Largest settlement Buwo (pop. ~250)
Demographics
Population 437 (2014)
Pop. density 27.3 /km2 (70.7 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Papauans, Austronesians, Melanesians.
Additional information
Time zone
ISO code PG-MBA
Official website www.ncdc.gov.pg

Yeina Island is an island of volcanic origin in the Southeast Louisiade Archipelago in Milne Bay Province, Papua New Guinea.

Geography[edit]

The island has an area of 16 km2. The island is hilly, rising to 80 m at Mt. Yeina. The island is 10 km north of Vanatinai, and separated from it with the Yuma Channel. It is also 10 km east of Pana Tinani. The island is circled by a coral reef. The interior of the island is dominated by a chain of low, grassy hill, surrounded by a coastal forest, with many mangrove areas. Between Yeina and Vanatinai is the Marx Reef.

History[edit]

The island was discovered in the late 18th century.

Population[edit]

At the census of population in 2014, the island had 437 inhabitants, spread across 4 villages. The main town is Buwo, on the West coast. former town of Kabagi-bagi was damaged by hurricanes recently. nearly entire island population have moved to the village of Buwo.

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