Vanua Levu

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Vanua Levu
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Map of Vanua Levu
Geography
LocationPacific Ocean
Coordinates16°35′S 179°11′E / 16.583°S 179.183°E / -16.583; 179.183
ArchipelagoVanua Levu Group
Area5,587.1 km2 (2,157.2 sq mi)
Length180 km (110 mi)
Width50 km (31 mi)
Highest elevation1,111 m (3,645 ft)
Highest pointMount Batini
Administration
Fiji
DivisionNorthern Division
Largest settlementLabasa (pop. 25,000)
Demographics
Population130,000
Pop. density23.27/km2 (60.3/sq mi)
Ethnic groupsMainly Native Fijians and Fiji Indians

Vanua Levu (pronounced [βanua leβu]), formerly known as Sandalwood Island, is the second largest island of Fiji. It is 64 kilometres to the north of the larger island Viti Levu, the island has an area of 5,587.1 km² and a population of 130,000.