Vanua Levu

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Vanua Levu
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Map of Vanua Levu
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 16°35′S 179°11′E / 16.583°S 179.183°E / -16.583; 179.183
Archipelago Vanua Levu Group
Area 5,587.1 km2 (2,157.2 sq mi)
Length 180 km (110 mi)
Width 50 km (31 mi)
Highest elevation 1,111 m (3,645 ft)
Highest point Mount Batini
Administration
Fiji
Division Northern Division
Largest settlement Labasa (pop. 25,000)
Demographics
Population 130,000
Pop. density 23.27 /km2 (60.3 /sq mi)
Ethnic groups Mainly 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.