Efate (ĕfäˈtē) [key], Fr. Vaté vätāˈ, volcanic island, c.300 sq mi (780 sq km), South Pacific, most important island of Vanuatu and seat of Port Vila, the capital and administrative center. Efate produces copra, coffee, and sandalwood. Havannah Harbour was developed during World War II.
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