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The Loyalty Islands.
The Loyalty Islands.

The Loyalty Islands are an archipelago in the Pacific. They are part of the French territory of New Caledonia, 100 km distant. They were named in the eighteenth century by the British merchant who discovered them; the name refers to the agreeable nature of the inhabitants. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (700x628, 147 KB) A map showing the location of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (700x628, 147 KB) A map showing the location of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific Ocean. ... An archipelago is a landform which consists of a chain or cluster of islands. ... For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ...


The archipelago consists of four coral atolls: Lifou, Mare, Ouvéa and Tiga. Their combined area is 2,500 sq km. Atoll in the western Pacific Ocean Photo: www. ... Lifou from space, November 1990 Lifou is the largest and most important island of the Loyalty Islands. ... Ouvéa is an Island in the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The people of the Loyalty Islands are of mixed Melanesian and Polynesian heritage. They number roughly 20,000. Melanesia (from Greek black islands) is a region extending from the west Pacific to the Arafura Sea, north and north-east of Australia. ... Polynesia is generally defined as the islands within the triangle Polynesia (from Greek, poly = many and nesos = island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ...


The chief export of the Loyalty Islands is copra. Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. ...


The islands are part of the New Caledonia rain forests ecoregion. The New Caledonia rain forests are a terrestrial ecoregion, located in New Caledonia in the South Pacific. ...


See also

This article is one of a series providing information about endemism among birds in the Worlds various zoogeographic zones. ...

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Island groups in Polynesia Map of Oceania. ... Polynesia is generally defined as the islands within the triangle Polynesia (from Greek, poly = many and nesos = island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ...

Aotearoa (New Zealand) | Cook Islands | French Polynesia Fr. | Hawai‘i U.S. | Loyalty Islands Fr. | Niue N.Z. | Rapa Nui (Easter I.) Chile | Samoa (American) U.S. incl. Swains I. | Samoa (independent) | Tokelau N.Z. | Tonga | Tuvalu | Wallis and Futuna Fr. ... National motto: Tahiti Nui Marearea Official language French Political status Dependent territory Capital Papeete Largest City Papeete President Oscar Temaru Area  - Total  - % water 4,167 km² 12% Population  - Total (2002)  - Density 245,405 64/km² Currency CFP franc Time zone UTC -10 Internet TLD . ... The borders of modern France closely align with those of the ancient territory of Gaul, inhabited by Celts known as Gauls. ... State nickname: The Aloha State Other U.S. States Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Governor Linda Lingle (R) Official languages Hawaiian and English Area 28,337 km² (43rd)  - Land 16,649 km²  - Water 11,672 km² (41. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... The borders of modern France closely align with those of the ancient territory of Gaul, inhabited by Celts known as Gauls. ... ... Easter Island and its location Orthographic projection centred over Easter Island Easter Island (Polynesian: Rapa Nui (Great Rapa) or Te Pito te Henua (Navel and Uterus), Spanish: Isla de Pascua) is an island in the south Pacific Ocean belonging to Chile. ... This article was imported from the CIA World Factbook and needs to be rewritten and/or reformatted in accordance with Wikipedia styles. ... For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Swains Island or Olosenga Island, Olohega Island, Quiros Island, Gente Hermosa Island , and finally Jennings Island. ... The Independent State of Samoa (conventional long form) or poop (conventional short form) is a country comprising a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. ... ... The Collectivity of Wallis and Futuna (French: Collectivité de Wallis et Futuna) is a group of mainly three volcanic tropical islands (Wallis, Futuna, and Alofi) with fringing reefs located in the South Pacific Ocean between Fiji and Samoa. ... The borders of modern France closely align with those of the ancient territory of Gaul, inhabited by Celts known as Gauls. ...

In the Federated States of Micronesia:
In the extreme north of Fiji:
In Papua New Guinea:
In the Solomon Islands:
In Vanuatu:

 

Kapingamarangi | Nukuoro
Rotuma
Nuguria | Nukumanu | Takuu
Anuta | Ontong Java | Pileni | Rennell | Sikaiana | Tikopia
Emae | Mele Kapingamarangi is an atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia. ... Nukuoro is an atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia. ... Rotuma - NASA NLT Landsat 7 (Visible Color) Satellite Image Rotuma (including the islands of Hatana, Hofliua, Rotuma, Solkope, Solnohu and Uea) are volcanic islands of approximately 43 square kilometers, located at 12°35′ S 177°10′ E, approximately 465 kilometers north of Fiji. ... Anuta is a small high island in the southeastern part of the Solomon Islands province of Temotu. ... Pileni is a culturally important island in the Reef Islands, in the northern part of the Solomon Islands province of Temotu. ... Rennell and Bellona is a province of the Solomon Islands comprised of two atolls, Rennell and Bellona, or Mu Nggava and Mu Ngiki respectively in Polynesian. ... Tikopia is the southernmost of the Santa Cruz Islands, located in the province of Temotu. ...


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Loyalty Islands - LoveToKnow 1911 (273 words)
Enough of the rocky surface is covered with a thin coating of soil to enable the natives to grow yams, taro, bananas, andc., for their support; cotton thrives well, and has even been exported in small quantities, but there is no space available for its cultivation on any considerable scale.
The Loyalty islanders are Melanesians; the several islands have each its separate language, and in Uea one tribe uses a Samoan and another a New Hebridean form of speech.
The Loyalty group was discovered at the beginning of the 19th century, and Dumont d'Urville laid down the several islands in his chart.
Kermadec Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1270 words)
The Kermadec Islands are an island arc in the Pacific Ocean.
The islands lie at 29° to 31.5° south latitude and 178° to 179° west longitude, 800–1000 km northeast of New Zealand's North Island, and a similar distance southwest of Tonga.
The islands are recognized by ecologists as a distinct ecoregion, the Kermadec Islands subtropical moist forests.
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