|Western Islands of the Bismarck Archipelago, with the Hermit Group to the east|
|Number of islands||17th|
|Total land area||250 km²|
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The Hermit Islands (also Hermit Islands , Luf group , Hermitinseln or Agomes called) are a group of small islands in the Western Isles in the western part of the Bismarck Archipelago , and part of Papua New Guinea . They extend between 144 ° 56'-145 ° 8 'east longitude and 1 ° 26'-36' south latitude.
The islands are of volcanic origin. Seven islands, including the five larger group (Jalun, Tset, South Gochonsipi, Luf, North Gochonsipi) and the two small islands Akib and Maron are in the lagoon , while 10 on the fringing reef coral islands lie, as is typical of an atoll is : Leabon, Pechu, Makan, Pianau, Kocheran and Amot in the south, Tatahau, Kena and Mono in the northwest, and Pemei in the east. The reef has some passages into the lagoon.
The only inhabited island with a population of around 200 is Luf . The islands belonged to the German colonies ( German New Guinea ) between 1884 and 1918 . The highest point at is on the main island of Luf.
The 17 islands at a glance and grouped by location:
|South Reef||North West Reef||East Reef||lagoon|
Jalun is the highest of the Western Islands at around 244 meters.
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