Sola, Vanuatu

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Coordinates: 13°52′30″S167°33′00″E / 13.87500°S 167.55000°E / -13.87500; 167.55000 Coordinates: 13°52′30″S167°33′00″E / 13.87500°S 167.55000°E / -13.87500; 167.55000
Country Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu
Province Torba Province
Island Vanua Lava
Time zone UTC+11 (VUT)

Sola is the capital village of Torba Province in Vanuatu. It is on the island of Vanua Lava.

Near the village of Sola is the volcano Mount Sere Ama. The Selva and Alket rivers pass north of the village. Fauna include saltwater crocodiles introduced by Steve Irwin, and an invasive species, fire ant.


The village is served by Vanua Lava Airport.

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