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Basic information about Vava`u
Vavaʻu is the island group of one large island (ʻUtu Vavaʻu) and 40 smaller ones in Tonga. It is part of Vavaʻu District which includes several other individual islands. According to tradition the Maui god fished up both Tongatapu and Vavaʻu but put a little more effort into the former. Vavaʻu rises 204 m above sea level at Mt. Talau. The capital is Neiafu, which is the fifth largest city in Tonga, situated at one of the best harbours of the world, the Port of Refuge (Puatalefusi or Lolo-ʻa-Halaevalu).
Cities, towns & villages in Vava`u
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VaimaloVaimalō, is a village in the western district of Vavaʻu in Tonga. Vaimalō was named by one of the most revered and beloved chiefs in Vava'u's history the great Finau Fisi. The village became the sole estate of his only child and son Naufahu Mapilitoa. In 1781 right off the coast of Longomapu, it was Finau Fisi in his double hulled war canoe the Talito'a who met the Spaniard explorer Don Francisco Antonio Mourelle the first European to discover Vava'u. With his supplies depleted and sailing the last three days without water it was by luck Don Francisco Antonio Mourelle and his crew found the inlet passage to the middle of the main island. In his journal Don Francisco Antonio Mourelle wrote of the great size of the 10 double hulled war canoes that encircled his ship as they anchored off the@en . Show Vaimaloon the map
NeiafuNeiafu is the second-largest town in Tonga with a population of about 6,000. It is situated beside the Port of Refuge, a deep-water harbour on the south coast of Vavaʻu, the main island of the Vavaʻu archipelago in northern Tonga. To the north-west lies the 131m high Mt. Talau with its distinctive flat top. Neiafu is the administrative centre of the Vavaʻu group and has government offices, banks, schools, a police station and a hospital. It is also an important centre for tourism with many yachts anchoring in the Port of Refuge. Show Neiafuon the map
FalevaiFalevai is a settlement in the Vava'u islands in Tonga. The name Falevai, if translated into English means \"water house.\" The name was given because of how the seas and the oceans surrounding the houses. Falevai's most famous names are lafa 'i tua and kuli fe kai.Falevai is an island that is really enjoyable with its great people and beaches. Falevai is mainly known for their delicious seafood and their lovely beach. Show Falevaion the map
States, regions, administrative units in Vava`u
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Vava‘uVavaʻu is the island group of one large island (ʻUtu Vavaʻu) and 40 smaller ones in Tonga. It is part of Vavaʻu District which includes several other individual islands. According to tradition the Maui god fished up both Tongatapu and Vavaʻu but put a little more effort into the former. Vavaʻu rises 204 metres (669 ft) above sea level at Mount Talau. The capital is Neiafu, which is the fifth largest city in Tonga, situated at the Port of Refuge (Puatalefusi orShow on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Vava`u
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Home ReefHome Reef is an ephemeral island built by a submarine volcano whose top has repeatedly broken the surface and afterwards was eroded away by wave action. It is in the South Pacific, south of Late Island and southwest of Vava'u along the Tofua volcanic arc in Tonga. Home Reef temporarily rose above sea level in island-building eruptions in 1852, 1857, 1984, and 2006.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Vava`u
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Late IslandLate Island is an uninhabited volcanic island southwest of Vavaʻu in the kingdom of Tonga.The small, 6-km-wide circular island of Late, lying along the Tofua volcanic arc about 55 km WSW of the island of Vavaʻu, contains a 400-m-wide, 150-m-deep summit crater with an ephemeral lake. The largely submerged basaltic andesite to andesitic volcano rises 1500 m from the sea floor, with its conical summit reaching 540 m above sea level. Cinder cones are found north of the summit crater, west and north of a semicircular plateau 100–150 m below the summit, and on the NW coast. A graben-like structure on the NE flank contains two large pit craters, the lower of which is partially filled by a saltwater lake. Only two eruptions have occurred in historical time, both from NE-flank craters, which producShow on map
Niuatoputapu IslandNiuatoputapu is a high island in the island nation of Tonga, Pacific Ocean, its highest point being at 157 m. Its name means sacred island. Older European names for the island are Traitors island or Keppel island.Show on map
FonualeiFonualei is an uninhabited 5 km2 volcanic island close to Vavaʻu in the kingdom of Tonga.It was seen by Don Francisco Mourelle de la Rua on the La Princesa on 26 February 1781. He reported the island to be barren from eruptions, and called it for that reason Amargura (Bitterness in Spanish). The closest island to Fonualei is Tokū 19.7 km to the southeast.Show on map
Vava‘u IslandVavaʻu is the island group of one large island (ʻUtu Vavaʻu) and 40 smaller ones in Tonga. It is part of Vavaʻu District which includes several other individual islands. According to tradition the Maui god fished up both Tongatapu and Vavaʻu but put a little more effort into the former. Vavaʻu rises 204 metres (669 ft) above sea level at Mount Talau. The capital is Neiafu, which is the fifth largest city in Tonga, situated at the Port of Refuge (Puatalefusi or Lolo-ʻa-Halaevalu).Show on map
Toku IslandTokū is an uninhabited, volcanic island in Tonga. It is located in the very north of Vavaʻu group in the north of the country. It is about 1,000 metres (3,300 feet) long and up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) wide, yielding an area of 0.4 square kilometres (0.2 square miles). It is up to 8 metres (26 feet) above sea level near its east coast. The closest island is Fonualei 19.7 km to the northwest.Show on map
Tafahi IslandTafahi is a small (1.2 km × 2.8 km or 0.75 mi × 1.74 mi) island in the north of the Tonga archipelago, in fact closer to Savaiʻi (Sāmoa) than the main islands of Tonga. It is only 9 km (5.6 mi) north-northeast away from Niuatoputapu, and fishermen communicate in small outboard motorboats almost daily between the two. Other names for Tafahi are Cocos Eylant (coconut island) or Boscawen island.Show on map
Pangaimotu IslandShow on map
OvalauOvalau is an island in Tonga, it is located within the Vava'u Group in the far north of the country.Show on map
SisiaSisia is an island in Tonga. It is located within the Vava'u Group in the far north of the country.Show on map