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Port Vila
Vila
Capital City
Aerial view of central Port Vila
Aerial view of central Port Vila
Flag of Port Vila
Flag
Country  Vanuatu
Province Shefa Province
Island Efate
Area
 • Total 5.37 km2 (2.07 sq mi)
Elevation 59 m (194 ft)
Population (2016 census)
 • Total 51,437
 • Density 9,579/km2 (24,808/sq mi)
Time zone VUT (UTC+11)

Port Vila, or simply Vila, is the capital and largest city of Vanuatu and is on the island of Efate.

Its population in the last census (2009) was 44,040, an increase of 35% on the previous census result (29,356 in 1999). In 2009, the population of Port Vila formed 18.8% of the country's population, and 66.9% of the population of Efate.

On the south coast of the island of Efate, in Shefa Province, Port Vila is the economic and commercial centre of Vanuatu. The mayor is Mambo Albert Sandy Daniel, of the Vanua'aku Pati, elected in January 2018; his deputy is Eric Puyo Festa, of the Grin Confederation.

On March 13, 2015, Port Vila bore extensive damage from Cyclone Pam.

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