Skyline of Malakula
Location within Vanuatu
Location within Vanuatu
Coordinates: 16°15′S 167°30′E / 16°15′S 167°30′E / -16.250; 167.500(2009)
 • Total22,934
 • Density11/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+11 (VUT)

Malakula Island, also spelled Malekula, is the second-largest island in the nation of Vanuatu, in the Pacific Ocean region of Melanesia.


It is separated from the islands of Espiritu Santo and Malo by the Bougainville Strait. Lakatoro, capital of Malampa Province, is situated on its northeastern shore and is the largest settlement in the island. On the northeastern side of the island there is a group of islands called Small Islands, amongst them (from N to S) Vao, Atchin, Wala (island), Rano (island), Norsup, Uripiv and Uri (island). Off the southwestern coast is Tomman Island, in the south Akhamb Island and at the southeastern point the Maskelynes Islands are found, among them Sakao Island and Uluveo.

It has a maximum elevation of 879 m. It is called Mt. Liambele.[1] In 1768, Louis Antoine de Bougainville gave his name to the straits which separate Malakula from Santo.

Other Languages
български: Малекула
Cebuano: Malakula
Deutsch: Malakula
español: Malakula
Esperanto: Malekula
فارسی: مالاکولا
français: Malekula
galego: Malakula
한국어: 말레쿨라섬
hrvatski: Malakula
Ilokano: Malakula
Bahasa Indonesia: Malakula
italiano: Malakula
ქართული: მალეკულა
кырык мары: Малекула
lietuvių: Malakula
magyar: Malekula
Nederlands: Malakula
日本語: マレクラ島
polski: Malekula
português: Malakula
русский: Малекула
suomi: Malekula
svenska: Malakula
українська: Малекула
Tiếng Việt: Malakula