Port Vila

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Port Vi·la

(pôrt′ vē′lə, pôr vē-lä′)
The capital of Vanuatu, on Efate Island in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
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Noun1.Port Vila - capital of Vanuatu
New Hebrides, Republic of Vanuatu, Vanuatu - a volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980
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The cities and towns covered by the project include Kathmandu, Nepal, a country where almost three million remain homeless following an earthquake last year which killed 8,800 people, and Port Villa, Vanuatu, which suffered heavy economic losses as a result of Category 5 Hurricane Pam which hit in March last year.
Port Villa, one of the more densely populated islands, is home to 44,000 people, of whom only 27 per cent have access to electricity.
Simix Simeon (Vanuatu), born on the island of Matoso in Vanuatu is a chief of the Ohlen/Matas Village of Port Villa where he lives with his wife and two children.
Peter, who has worked as an economist for the Scottish Government and the UK's Department for International Development, has been astonished by how quickly the capital Port Villa recovered.