Torres Islands

Torres Islands

▪ islands, Vanuatu
      northernmost group of Vanuatu, southwestern Pacific Ocean, about 60 miles (100 km) north of Espiritu Santo. They extend for 35 miles (56 km) and comprise Hiu (Hiw), the largest at 10 miles (16 km) long by 2 miles (3 km) wide; Tégua; Linua; Loh; Métoma; and Toga. Hiu rises to the highest point of the group at 1,201 feet (366 metres). The islands are fringed by coral reefs and are populated by people of mixed Polynesian and Melanesian ancestry. There is an airstrip on Linua.

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