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Posted by feww on June 10, 2008

Kolombangara


Mount Veve is an extinct volcano on Kolombangara, in the Solomon Islands, at 7.95° S 157.0666667° E.

Kolombangara is an island in the New Georgia Islands group of the Solomon Islands. Almost perfectly round in shape and about 15 km across, the island is a stratovolcano that reaches an altitude of 1,768 meters at Mount Veve. The island forms part of the southern boundary of the New Georgia Sound; to the northwest the Vella Gulf separates it from Vella Lavella and Gizo, while to the southeast New Georgia lies across the Kula Gulf.

Kolombangara is heavily forested, with few inhabitants. The name is from a local language, a rough translation of its meaning is “Water Lord” with approximately 80 rivers and streams running down its flanks. [Full Article]

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