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Port Vato

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Country  Vanuatu
Time zone  VUT (UTC+11)
Local time  Friday 10:03 PM
Province  Malampa Province
Island  Ambrym
Elevation  33 m
Population  250 (2009)
Port Vato

Port Vato is a village at the south coast of the island of Ambrym in Vanuatu with about 250 inhabitants.

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Map of Port Vato, Vanuatu

The village has a Presbyterian church and a primary school (French and English), which is shared with the neighboring villages of Lonmei and Lalinda. It can be reached by dirt road from the airfield in Craig Cove. It has two guest houses for visitors. Visits to the volcanoes, Mt. Benbow and Mt. Marum, can be arranged from there.

Name

The name of the village refers to the stone reef visible at low tides at the black sand beach (vato meaning "stone"). In the local language Daakie, the village is called Langievot, meaning "at the end of the stones".

References

Port Vato Wikipedia


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