Efate

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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.