NUHURA TERONG

 

Area - 856 kmē - Sutumai, 223 kmē; Dodo, 210 kmē; Narik, 155 kmē; Hakereh, 123 kmē; Matutu, 93 kmē; Lopes Gusmao, 52 kmē.

Population - 115,000 inhab. - Sutumai, 26,000; Narik, 26,000; Dodo, 20,000; Matutu, 18,000; Hakereh, 15,000; Lopes Gusmao, 10,000.

Density - 135 inhab./kmē

Major Cities - Misuwai, 20,000; Nikai, 19,000; Santakrus, 18,000; Kelondo, 14,000; Hakereh, 11,000; Lopes Gusmao, 10,000.

Dialects - Kauta, 22,000; TerongForti (Lopes Gusmao, Matutu and Hakereh), 30,000; Hakereh (Hakereh), 2,000; Atawodo (Homafak), 1,000. (Narik, Sutumai and Dodo), 60,000;

Religions - Christians (Forti), Animists (aborigines).

Mining - salt, in Narik.

GDP per Capita - KAH 20,500.00 yearly (2009)

Participation in the GDP - 2%

Industry - Food.

Agriculture - Rice, coconut, coffee, fruits and sago; fowl and pork.

Climate - Equatorial (monsoon); average temperature in the rainy season, 27šC and, in dry season, 25šC. Rain: 2,350 mm yearly.

Major Peak - volcano Ra'u 837 m, in the island of Narik.

Rivers - Mpotehe, Behambili, Ila and Riomolo.

Name Origin - Terong derives from "tasi terong", that means "central sea" in Kaupelanese.