Vila

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Vila

geographical name

Seaport, capital, and largest town (pop., 2003 est.: 33,987) of Vanuatu, southwestern South Pacific Ocean. Although French in appearance, the town has a multinational population including British, French, and Vietnamese. It served as a base for the U.S. in World War II and subsequently became the commercial centre of Vanuatu.

Variants of VILA

Vila or Port-Vila

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