Ifira

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Ifira
View to Ifira - panoramio.jpg
A view on Ifira from Vila Bay (2011).
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 17°45′00″S168°17′00″E / 17.75000°S 168.28333°E / -17.75000; 168.28333 Coordinates: 17°45′00″S168°17′00″E / 17.75000°S 168.28333°E / -17.75000; 168.28333
Archipelago Vanuatu
Area0.51 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Highest elevation20 m (70 ft)
Administration
Province Shefa Province
Demographics
Population721 (2015)

Ifira is an offshore island of efate located in Shefa Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. [1]

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Geography

Ifira lies off the coast of Efate Island in Vila harbour. Ifira spans about 0.9 km from the north to the south and 0.9 km from the east to the west. There is newly completed Lapetasi International Container Terminal on the island. [2] The estimated terrain elevation above the sea level is some 20 metres. [3]

Population

As of 2015, the official local population was 721 people in 146 households. [4] Local people speak Mele-Ifira language (or Ifira-Mele) which is a Polynesian language also spoken in Mele and Efate.

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References

  1. "Ifira Island". Geoview. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  2. "Vanuatu chief wins right to run container port". Radio New Zealand. 18 June 2018. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  3. "Ifira Island". Mapcarta. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. "2015 Vanuatu National Population and Households Projections by Province and Islands" (PDF). Vanuatu National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 August 2018.