Maewo (or Maéwo; also Aurora Island) is an island in Vanuatu in Penama province, 105 km to the east of Espiritu Santo. It is 47 km long, and 6 km wide, with an area of 269 km². Its highest point is 795 m above sea level. In 1979 the island had a population of 1,772. Maewo is the island with the highest rainfall in Vanuatu, greater than 2 500 mm per year. Because of this, the island is well-wooded and fertile. The most notable village on the island is Lakarere, on the northwest coast. It was a frequent stop for boats seeking fresh water. Maewo is a beautiful island, full of green, lush vegetation. As mentioned before, it has the highest rainfall, but this ensures that there is plenty of fresh water and many beautiful waterfalls. There is also hot springs located in the central of Maewo.
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