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Temotu Province

Travel Guide Oceania Melanesia Solomon Islands Temotu Province

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Introduction

Temotu Province lies in the east of the Solomon Islands. It has a diverse population of about 19,000 Melanesians, Papuans and Polynesians.

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Geography

Temotu is made up of two chains of islands running parallel to each other from northwest to southeast.

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Islands and Island Groups

  • Anuta
  • Fatutaka
  • Duff Islands (Taumako)
  • Santa Cruz Islands (including the three large islands Nendo, Vanikoro and Utupua)
  • Reef Islands
  • Tikopia
  • Tinakula

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Villages

  • Lata, on the island of Nendo, is the province's capital.

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Events and Festivals

  • Province Day is celebrated on the 8th of June

See the Solomon Islands article for a list of national holidays.

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Weather

Temotu Province has a tropical climate with temperatures averaging 28 °C in coastal areas. May to November tends to be the drier time of the year with June to August being the coolest months of the year. The northwest monsoon season is from November to March, bringing with it warmer and wetter weather and occasional cyclones. The annual average amount of precipitation is around 3,000 mm, though locally places can get much wetter.

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Getting There

By Plane

There is small airstrip near Lata. Solomon Airlines flies there several times a week. [1] . For most visitors, air travel is the most convenient option.

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References

  1. 1 Sourced Jun 09, Solomon Airlines Schedule

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