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Vanua Levu
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Map of Vanua Levu
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 16°35′S 179°11′E / 16.583°S 179.183°E / -16.583; 179.183
Archipelago Vanua Levu Group
Area 5,587.1 km2 (2,157.2 sq mi)
Length 180 km (110 mi)
Width 50 km (31 mi)
Elevation 1,111 m (3,645 ft)
Highest point Mount Batini
Division Northern Division
Largest city Labasa (pop. 25,000)
Population 130,000
Density 23.27/km2 (60.3/sq mi)
Ethnic groups Mainly Native Fijians and Fiji Indians

Vanua Levu (pronounced [βanua leβu]), formerly known as Sandalwood Island, is the second largest island of Fiji. It is 64 kilometres to the north of the larger island Viti Levu, the island has an area of 5,587.1 km² and a population of 130,000.

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