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Vanuatu

Republic of Vanuatu
  • Ripablik blong Vanuatu  (Bislama)
  • République de Vanuatu  (French)
Flag of Vanuatu
Coat of arms of Vanuatu
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "Long God yumi stanap" (Bislama)
"In God we stand"
Anthem: Yumi, Yumi, Yumi  (Bislama)
We, We, We
Location of Vanuatu
Capital
and largest city
Port Vila
17°45′S 168°18′E / 17.750°S 168.300°E / -17.750; 168.300
Official languages
Ethnic groups (1999)
Demonym Ni-Vanuatu
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
• President
Baldwin Lonsdale
Charlot Salwai
Legislature Parliament
Independence
• from France and the United Kingdom
30 July 1980
Area
• Total
12,189 km2 (4,706 sq mi) (164th)
Population
• 2016 estimate
286 429
• 2009 census
243,304
• Density
19.7/km2 (51.0/sq mi) (188th)
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
• Total
$1.204 billion
• Per capita
$4,916
GDP (nominal) 2011 estimate
• Total
$743 million
• Per capita
$3,036
Gini (2010) 37.2
medium
HDI (2014) Increase 0.594
medium · 134th
Currency Vanuatu vatu (VUV)
Time zone VUT (Vanuatu Time) (UTC+11)
Drives on the right
Calling code +678
ISO 3166 code VU
Internet TLD .vu

Coordinates: 16°S 167°E / 16°S 167°E / -16; 167

Vanuatu (English Listeni/ˌvɑːnˈɑːt/ vah-noo-AH-too or /vænˈwɑːt/ van-WAH-too; Bislama IPA: [vanuaˈtu]), officially the Republic of Vanuatu (French: République de Vanuatu, Bislama: Ripablik blong Vanuatu), is a Pacific island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 540 kilometres (340 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea, southeast of the Solomon Islands, and west of Fiji.


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