NUHURA WISANU

 

Area - 2,580 km˛

Population - 530,000 inhabitants

Density - 205 inhab./km˛

Major Cities - Jalabara, 160,000; Sanantonyo, 130,000; Weunol, 80,000; Salahit, 40,000; Purawatu, 60,000.

Dialects - Kauta (east and southeast coast), 350,000; Wisanyo (Jalabara and west coast), 150,000 and Waimahui (inland), 30,000

Religion - Christians (Kauta)

GDP per Capita - KAH 21,000.00 yearly (2009)

Participation in the GDP - 9%

Industry - manufactured and electronic products, textile and food.

Agriculture - rice, coconut (copra), spices, coffee, fruits, cocoa and sago; fowl, pork, beef/buffalo.

Climate - Equatorial (monsoon); average temperature in most part of the island, 27ēC, all over the year. In the northern and central mountains, 22ēC, in the dry season. Rain: 2,650 mm yearly.

Major River - Maiha and Hatohato.

Major Peak - Hituwalu, 2,050 m.

Name Origin - Wisanyo comes from old Wisanyo "wise nyut", that means "big star".