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Discover Lotawan in Vanuatu

Lotawan in the region of Torba is a town located in Vanuatu - some 272 mi or ( 437 km ) North of Port Vila , the country's capital .

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Local time in Lotawan is now 08:18 AM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Pacific/Efate " with a UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Var, Tolag, Sola, Port Vila, and Perimengde. When in this area, you might want to check out Var . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Lotawan ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


World Expo Shangai 2010 Vanuatu Dancers from Banks islands

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A preview of the dancing performed by the dancers coming from Banks Islands in Vanuatu during the World Expo in China - Shanghai May-Nov 2010 (this was filmed by Vanuatu4You Production on Efate in Jan ..

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Interesting facts about this location

Mota (island)

Mota is an extinct volcanic island in the Banks group of Torba Province in northern Vanuatu. 683 people live on Mota in coastal villages around the island. The names of the villages are Liwotqei, Lotawan, Mariu, Tasmate, Garamal, Tuqetap, and Veverao. The island is famous because its language was used by the first missionaries in Melanesia.

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Located at -13.85 167.70 (Lat./Long.); Less than 2 km away
Tags: Islands of Vanuatu, Torba Province


Kwakéa (or Pakea, or Qakea) is an islet located east of Vanua Lava in the Banks Islands, Vanuatu. The island was purchased by English settlers, Frank and Alice Whitford, in the mid-1890s from the native title owners from Vanua Lava. Frank and Alice created palm plantations before a hurricane wiped out the island on November 25, 1939. The only thing that remains is the Whitford Family Cemetery. The channel that flows between Kwakea and Vanua Lava is known as Dudley Channel.

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Located at -13.88 167.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 10 km away
Tags: Islands of Vanuatu, Torba Province

Banks Islands

The Banks Islands are a group of islands in northern Vanuatu. Together with the Torres Islands to the northwest, they make up the northernmost province of Torba. The group lies about 40 km north of Maewo, and includes Gaua and Vanua Lava, two of the 13 largest islands in Vanuatu. In 2009, the islands supported a population of 8,533 on a land area of 780 km².

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Located at -13.83 167.58 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Tags: Archipelagoes of the Pacific Ocean, Islands of Vanuatu, Torba Province

Sola, Vanuatu

Sola is the capital village of Torba Province in Vanuatu. It is on the island of Vanua Lava. Near the village is the volcano Mount Sere Ama, and the Selva and Alket rivers pass north of the village. Fauna includes saltwater crocodiles introduced by Steve Irwin, and the invasive fire ant.

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Located at -13.88 167.55 (Lat./Long.); Less than 15 km away
Tags: Populated places in Vanuatu

Ra (island)

Ra (sometimes wrongly spelled Rah) is a small coral islet of 0.5 km, located in the Banks group of northern Vanuatu. The same name also refers to the single village which is situated within this islet. The islet of Ra is situated off the larger island of Mota Lava. Access to Ra is done in two ways: at low tide, by wading across the narrow strait from the mainland; at high tide, by outrigger canoe.

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Located at -13.72 167.63 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Islands of Vanuatu, Torba Province

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