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Title: Tegua  
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Subject: Torba Province, Torres Islands, List of islands of Vanuatu, Islands of Vanuatu, List of islands by name (T)
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Location of Tegua in Torres Islands
Location of Tegua in Torres Islands
Tegua is located in Vanuatu
Location in Vanuatu
Country  Vanuatu
Province Torba Province
Population (2009)
 • Total 58
Time zone VUT (UTC+11)

Tegua is an island in Vanuatu's Torres Islands chain, located in Torba Province.


The only village is Lateu, with a population of 58.[1] About 100 residents of Tegua were evacuated by the government because rising sea levels were flooding their island.

One geological study found that of four islands in the group, Tegua had the slowest inferred uplift rate at 0.7 mm/yr for southeastern Tegua. A "narrow E-W trending block has been down-dropped relative to the rest of the isle.


  1. ^ "2009 National Census of Population and Housing: Summary Release" (PDF). Vanuatu National Statistics Office. 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 

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