Neiafu (Vavaʻu)

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Port of Refuge viewed from Mt. Talau
Port of Refuge viewed from Mt. Talau
Neiafu is located in Tonga
Coordinates: 18°39′03″S 173°58′59″W / 18.65083°S 173.98306°W / -18.65083; -173.98306Coordinates: 18°39′03″S 173°58′59″W / 18.65083°S 173.98306°W / -18.65083; -173.98306
Country Tonga
 • Total3,731
Time zoneUTC+13 (–)

Neiafu is the second-largest town in Tonga with a population of 3,731 in 2016. 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 131-metre high (430 ft) 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.

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