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Delve into Sola in Vanuatu

Sola in the region of Torba with its 1,171 residents is a city in Vanuatu - some 271 mi or ( 436 km ) North of Port Vila , the country's capital .

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Current time in Sola is now 10:38 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Pacific/Efate " with a UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Wasaka, Veutumboso, Vatrada, Toupouetap, and Tavoloua. While being here, make sure to check out Wasaka . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you curious about the possible sightsseing spots and facts in Sola ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Vanuatu - Vanua Lava island in the Banks

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Highlights of tourism on Vanua Lava island in the Banks islands Northern province of TORBA in Vanuatu. Thanks to Bruno Calle for additional photography. ..

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Interesting facts about this location

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -13.88 167.55 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Populated places in Vanuatu

Kwakéa

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.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -13.88 167.60 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 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 7 km away
Tags: Archipelagoes of the Pacific Ocean, Islands of Vanuatu, Torba Province

Vanua Lava

Vanua Lava is the second largest of the Banks Islands in Torba Province, Vanuatu, after slightly larger Gaua. It is located about 120 km north-northeast of Espiritu Santo and north of Gaua. It has a land area of 314 km². Its population numbered 2,623 in 2009. The island measures about 25 km north-to-south and 20 km east-to-west. The island has two natural harbors, Port Patteson in the east and Vureas Bay (Vurës) in the southwest.

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Located at -13.80 167.47 (Lat./Long.); Less than 13 km away
Tags: Islands of Vanuatu, Torba Province, Volcanoes of Vanuatu

Torba Province

Torba (or TorBa) is the northernmost province of Vanuatu, including the Banks Islands and the Torres Islands. Its capital is Sola. The modern name Torba is derived from the initial letters of Torres and Banks.

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Located at -13.75 167.50 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Provinces of Vanuatu, States and territories established in 1994, Torba Province

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