Country Data Sets for Pacific Biodiversity Information
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Population: 15,260 (2006 SPC)
Land Area: 274 sq km
No. of Islands: 3 islands, 20 islets
Lat/Long: 13’18″S, 176’12″W
Terrain: volcanic islands with low, rolling hills
Climate: tropical; moderated by trade winds; slight seasonal variations in temperature
Common Flora: Breadfruit, manioc, yams, coconuts, and taro are typical agricultural plants. Most of the native forests have been long since cleared.
Common Fauna: Pigs and chickens are common, having been introduced as food animals. Native animals include a fruit bat, and a variety of seabirds, such as frigatebirds, terns, and gannets, as well as land birds like the rare blue-crowned lorikeet (Vini australis). The reefs host many fish and invertebrates.