Temotu Province

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Temotu Province
—  Province  —
Map of the Temotu province
Coordinates: 10°45′S 167°0′E / 10.75°S 167°E / -10.75; 167
Country Solomon Islands
CapitalLata
Government
 • PremierFr. Charles Brown Beu[1]
Area
 • Total895 km2 (346 sq mi)
Population (2009[2])
 • Total21,362
 • Density23.9/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zone+11 (UTC+11)
 
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Coordinates: 10°45′S 167°00′E / 10.75°S 167°E / -10.75; 167

Temotu Province
—  Province  —
Map of the Temotu province
Coordinates: 10°45′S 167°0′E / 10.75°S 167°E / -10.75; 167
Country Solomon Islands
CapitalLata
Government
 • PremierFr. Charles Brown Beu[1]
Area
 • Total895 km2 (346 sq mi)
Population (2009[2])
 • Total21,362
 • Density23.9/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.

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Islands

The islands or island groups which make up the province are:

The provincial capital is Lata, located on Nendö, the largest and most important of the Santa Cruz islands.

Population

The population of 21,362 (2009)[2] 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.

Languages

The province has given its name to the Temotu languages, a putative linguistic subgroup within the broader Oceanic family of languages.

The languages spoken in the province include all nine Temotu languages proper, plus two Polynesian outlier languages: Vaeakau-Taumako and Tikopia.

See also

References

  1. ^ Makaa, Gina (2009-01-27). "New Premier for Temotu Province". Solomon Times. http://www.solomontimes.com/news.aspx?nwID=3457. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  2. ^ a b Report on 2009 population & housing census for the Solomon Islands.

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