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Map of Torba district in Vanuatu

Basic information about Torba
Torba (or TorBa) is the northernmost province of Vanuatu, consisting of the Banks Islands and the Torres Islands. The province's name is derived from the initial letters of TORres and BAnks.
Cities, towns & villages in Torba
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SolaSola is the capital village of Torba Province in Vanuatu. It is on the island of Vanua Lava. Near the village is the volcano Mount Sere Ama, and the Selva and Alket rivers pass north of the village. Fauna includes saltwater crocodiles introduced by Steve Irwin, and the invasive fire ant. Show Solaon the map
AviraAvire is a city in Vanuatu. It gave its name to the Martian crater Aviré. Show Aviraon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Torba
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Torba ProvinceTorba (or TorBa) is the northernmost province of Vanuatu, consisting of the Banks Islands and the Torres Islands. The province's name is derived from the initial letters of TORres and BAnks.Show on map
Different buildings in Torba
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Torres AirportTorres Airport (IATA: TOH, ICAO: NVSD) is an airfield serving the Torres Islands in the Torba province in Vanuatu. It is located on Linua island, just north of Lo (or Loh) island.Show on map
Gaua Island AirportGaua Airport (IATA: ZGU, ICAO: NVSQ) is an airport on the island of Gaua, one of the Banks Islands in the Torba province in Vanuatu.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Torba
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Lake LétasLake Letas is the largest lake in Vanuatu, located in the center of the volcanic island of Gaua of the Banks Islands in northern Vanuatu. The place submitted an application to be considered an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2004. Local people say there is a canoe at the top of the lake which is used to cross the lake from the eastern side to get to Mount Gharat. The canoe is sometimes located on the eastern edge of the lake (near the water overflow), or sometimes on the north-eastern edge of the lake (nearest Gaua Airport).Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Torba
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Métoma IslandThe Torres Islands are in the Torba Province of Vanuatu, the northernmost island group in the country. The chain of islands that make up this micro-archipelago straddle the broader cultural boundary that distinguishes Island Melanesia from several Polynesian outliers located in the neighbouring Solomon Islands. To the north is Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands, to the south Espiritu Santo, and to the southeast the Banks Islands. To the west, in the ocean, is the deep Torres Trench, the subduction zone between the Australian and Pacific Plates.Show on map
Torres IslandsThe Torres Islands are in the Torba Province of Vanuatu, the northernmost island group in the country. The chain of islands that make up this micro-archipelago straddle the broader cultural boundary that distinguishes Island Melanesia from several Polynesian outliers located in the neighbouring Solomon Islands. To the north is Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands, to the south Espiritu Santo, and to the southeast the Banks Islands. To the west, in the ocean, is the deep Torres Trench, the subduction zone between the Australian and Pacific Plates.Show on map
Mota Lava IslandMota Lava or Motalava (coordinates 13°42′S 167°39′E / 13.7°S 167.65°E) is the fourth largest island in the Banks Islands of Vanuatu, after Gaua, Vanua Lava and Ureparapara, with an area of 24 km2 (9.3 sq mi). It is the largest and highest (411 m or 1,348 ft) of the eastern chain of islands. 270 meters (886 ft) off its southern coast, attached by high corals that one can wade through at low tide, is the islet of Ra, with an area of 50 ha (120 acres). The 2009 census figures give a population of 1640 inhabitants (Mota Lava + Ra), yielding a population density of 67 per km².Show on map
RaRa (sometimes incorrectly spelled Rah) is a small coral islet of 0.5 km2 (0.19 sq mi), located in the Banks group of northern Vanuatu. The same name also refers to the single village which is situated within this islet. The islet of Ra is situated off the larger island of Mota Lava. Access to Ra is done in two ways: at low tide, by wading across the narrow strait from the mainland; at high tide, by outrigger canoe.Show on map
Banks IslandsThe Banks Islands (in Bislama Bankis) are a group of islands in northern Vanuatu. Together with the Torres Islands to the northwest, they make up the northernmost province of Torba. The group lies about 40 km (25 mi) north of Maewo, and includes Gaua and Vanua Lava, two of the 13 largest islands in Vanuatu. In 2009, the islands supported a population of 8,533 on a land area of 780 km².Show on map
M̄éré LavaMerelava (or Mere Lava) is an island in the Banks Islands of northern Vanuatu. It is situated in the southeastern part of the archipelago near Mota and Merig. The island is administratively part of Torba Province. Merelava has also been known as Star Island. It is located about 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Gaua.Show on map
Vot TandéVot Tande (IPA: [βɔt.taˈⁿdɛ]) is an uninhabited islet of the Banks Islands of northern Vanuatu. It is located about 50 km (31 mi) due north of the island of Mota Lava. The islet of Vot Tande has never been inhabited. It is host to thousands of sea birds – especially frigatebirds, which have given their name to the islet.Show on map
GaretMount Gharat or Mount Garet (797 m) is the highest peak on the volcanic island of Gaua of the Banks Islands in northern Vanuatu. The peak is located at the centre of the island, is volcanically active and is surrounded by Lake Letas on all sides except southwest.Show on map
Loh IslandLo [lo] (sometimes wrongly spelled Loh) is an island of the Torres group of islands, in northern Vanuatu. The 210 inhabitants of Lo live in two villages: Lungharegi and Rinuhe. They speak the Lo dialect of the Lo-Toga language.Show on map
Vanua LavaVanua Lava is the second largest of the Banks Islands in Torba Province, Vanuatu, after slightly larger Gaua. It is located about 120 km north-northeast of Espiritu Santo and north of Gaua.Show on map
KwakéaKwakéa (or Pakea, or Qakea) is an islet located east of Vanua Lava in the Banks Islands, Vanuatu. The channel that flows between Kwakea and Vanua Lava is known as Dudley Channel.Show on map
M̄érigMerig is a small island located 20 km east of Gaua, in the Banks Islands of northern Vanuatu. The island is about 800 meters wide, and has a circumference of 2.2 km.Show on map
Gaua IslandGaua (formerly known as Santa Maria Island) is the largest and second most populous of the Banks Islands in Torba Province of northern Vanuatu. It covers 342 km².Show on map
UréparaparaUreparapara (also known as Parapara for short) is the third largest island in the Banks group of northern Vanuatu, after Gaua and Vanua Lava.Show on map
HiwHiw (sometimes spelled Hiu) is the northernmost island in Vanuatu, located in Torba Province.Show on map
MotaMota is an extinct volcanic island in the Banks group of Torba Province in northern Vanuatu.Show on map
TéguaTegua is an island in Vanuatu's Torres Islands chain, located in Torba Province.Show on map