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(ˈvi lə)

a seaport in and the capital of Vanuatu. 15,000.
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Noun1.Vila - capital of Vanuatu
New Hebrides, Republic of Vanuatu, Vanuatu - a volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980
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The only two cities, the capital Port-Vila and Luganville on the Espiritu Santo island (the name of which comes from the aforementioned Fernandes de Queiros, who discovered the island under Spanish patronage, but who himself was Portuguese), hold no more than 21 per cent of the population.
The quake, which hit at 1334 GMT, was at a shallow 6.3 miles (10 km) depth, the USGS said, and was centered 122 km (76 miles) west of Port-Vila, the capital of Vanuatu or about 1,800 km (1,120 miles) east of the Australian coast.