Aniwa is an island in the southeast of the island state of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean and is one of the New Hebrides. The nearly 10 square kilometer island belongs to the Vanuatu Tafea Province. It is located 30 km northeast of Tanna and 43 km southeast of Erromango, their respective far larger neighboring island. From 1999 to 2009, the population increased from 424 down to 341st Aniwa is - in contrast to almost all other islands of Vanuatu - not volcanic, but an upscale Atoll; Therefore, the highest point is only 42 meters above sea level. The northwest is open towards the lagoon Itcharo Lagoon is located in the north of the island. It is about 2.0 kilometers long and one kilometer wide. Ikaokao, capital of Aniwa, located in the center, and Isavaï on the west coast. There are five villages: * Ikaokao * imum * Isavaï * Itamotou * Namsafoura A recent (2015) Maps source has a total of more than 20 place names.
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