Official English Name: Republic of Vanuatu
Official Local Name(s): Ripablik blong Vanuatu (Bislama)
République de Vanuatu (French)
Common English Name: Vanuatu
Capital: Port-Vila

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Official Language(s)

Bislama, English, French
Secondary Languages:

Resources

Manganese, Hardwood forests, Fish

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Ni-Vanuatu (95.4%)1, French (1.1%), New Caledonian (1.0%), Anglo-Australian (0.9%), Vietnamese (0.5%)

People

Est. Population:

277,554

Demonym:

Ni-Vanuatu

Religions:

Protestant (67.6%)
Roman Catholic (10.6%)
Anglican (10.6%)
Indigenous (6.5%)
Other Christian (2.5%)

Largest City:

Port-Vila (53,000)

Geography

Region:

South Pacific Ocean

Bodies of Water:

Pacific Ocean (Surrounded)

Total Area:

12,189 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

0 km (Island)

Total Coastline:

2,528 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Mostly mountainous
Narrow coastal plains

Highest Point

Tabwemasana (1,877 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Cyclones
Tsunamis
Volcanic activity
Earthquakes

Government

Type:

Parliamentary republic

Heads of State:

President Tallis Obed Moses

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Charlot Salwai

Admin. Divisions

6 Provinces

Independence:

30 July 1980 (from France and the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Boar’s tusk

Nat'l Anthem:

Yumi Yumi Yumi

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$2,500 (USD)

Currency

Vt (Vatu)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = Vt (Vatu)112.31

Communication

Internet Code

.vu

Telephone Code

+678

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Cultural Notes

Cricket is the most popular sport.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/nh.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/UY (Ethnic and religious data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 26 December 2016
1Ni-Vanuatu comprises of a plethora of ethnic people groups, usually belonging to just one island. For more detailed information on the breakdown of the composition, please see listed source for ethnic data.