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Vanuatu

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

REGION
South Pacific Ocean
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Pacific Ocean (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
12,189 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Manganese
Hardwood forests
Fish
NATURAL DISASTERS
Cyclones
Tsunamis
Volcanic activity
Earthquakes
DEMONYM
Ni-Vanuatu
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Ni-Vanuatu (95.4%)1
French (1.1%)
New Caledonian (1.0%)
Anglo-Australian (0.9%)
Vietnamese (0.5%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
Bislama
English
French
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Protestant (67.6%)
Roman Catholic (10.6%)
Anglican (10.6%)
Indigenous (6.5%)
Other Christian (2.5%)
POPULATION
277,554
LARGEST CITY
Port-Vila (53,000)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Baldwin Lonsdale
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Charlot Salwai
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
6 Provinces
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
30 July 1980 (from France and the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Boar’s tusk
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Yumi Yumi Yumi
GDP PER CAPITA
$2,500 (USD)
CURRENCY
Vt (Vatu)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = Vt112.58
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.vu
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+678

Cricket is the most popular sport.

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.