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Efate

(ĕfä`tē), Fr. Vaté (vätā`), volcanic island, c.300 sq mi (780 sq km), South Pacific, most important island of VanuatuVanuatu
, formerly New Hebrides
, officially Republic of Vanuatu, independent republic (2009 pop. 243,304), c.5,700 sq mi (14,760 sq km), South Pacific, E of Australia.
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 and seat of Port VilaPort Vila
or Vila,
town (2009 pop. 45,694), capital and largest town of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. On the SW coast of Efate island, it is a deep-sea port built around a natural harbor at Pontoon Bay.
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, the capital and administrative center. Efate produces copra, coffee, and sandalwood. Havannah Harbour was developed during World War II.
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The principal bases for the Allied ships were Tongatabu, in the Friendly Islands (Tonga); Noumea, on New Caledonia; Efate, in the New Hebrides; Suva and Nandi, in Fiji; and Tutuila, in the American protectorate of Samoa.
Krauss (BPBM); 1 [female], 1 juvenile, Efate Island, Vila Harbour, elev.
I've hit some of my lowest lows and some of my highest highs, but overall I wouldn't change this experience for anything," she writes in an e-mail from Vanuatu's capital city of Port Vila, on the island of Efate, where "Survivor 9: Islands of Fire" was filmed in 2004.
On Efate, however, DWS found it in humid, mid-elevation forest (~350 m).
And more people cutting copra will mean more money in the outer islands," he said, referring to the network of islands that surround the main island of Efate, where Port-Vila is located.
Corruption has been a principal issue in the lead-up to the election, especially in the two major constituencies on the main island of Efate.
4-magnitude aftershock shook the main island of Efate at 2.
They had flown from New Caledonia to Efate and then to Espiritu Santo, in the New Hebrides.
Several other passengers and the pilots died when the Van Air plane crashed during a planned one-hour flight from the island of Espiritu Santo to Port-Vila, the capital of Vanuatu, on the island of Efate.
Important epithermal-style gold prospects in Vanuatu are known in three areas: southeast Espiritu Santo, southeast Malakula, and north Efate.
Wyndham Hotel Group, the world s largest hotel company based on number of hotels and part of the Wyndham Worldwide Corporation, today announced the continued rapid expansion of its Ramada brand in the South Pacific with the signing of a franchise agreement for the waterfront 80-room Ramada Resort Akiriki in Vanuatu s capital, Port Vila, on the island of Efate.
Port Vila, Vanuatu-Circle Island Safari: Discover Efate, the most populous of the 82 islands that make up Vanuatu, on a guided tour of its history, customs, and traditions, and attend the preparation of a fire-walking ritual.