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Republic of Vanuatu
  • Ripablik blong Vanuatu  (Bislama)
  • République de Vanuatu  (French)
Motto: "Long God yumi stanap" (Bislama)
Nous nous tenons devant Dieu (French)
"With God we stand"[1][2]
Anthem: "Yumi, Yumi, Yumi" (Bislama)
"We, We, We"
Location of Vanuatu
Capital
and largest city
Port Vila
Coordinates: 17°S 168°E / 17°S 168°E / -17; 168
Official languages
Ethnic groups
(1999)
Religion
(2010)[3]
Demonym(s)Ni-Vanuatu and Vanuatuan
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary republic
• President
Tallis Obed Moses
Bob Loughman
LegislatureParliament
Independence
• from France and the United Kingdom
30 July 1980
• Admitted to the United Nations
15 September 1981
Area
• Total
12,189 km2 (4,706 sq mi) (157th)
Population
• 2020 estimate
307,815[4] (181st)
• 2016 census
272,459[5]
• Density
19.7/km2 (51.0/sq mi) (188th)
GDP (PPP)2018 estimate
• Total
$820 million[6] (178th)
• Per capita
$2,850[6] (155th)
GDP (nominal)2018 estimate
• Total
$957 million[6] (175th)
• Per capita
$3,327[6] (124th)
Gini (2010)37.6[7]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.609[8]
medium · 140th
CurrencyVatu (VUV)
Time zoneUTC+11 (VUT (Vanuatu Time))
Driving sideright
Calling code+678
ISO 3166 codeVU
Internet TLD.vu

Vanuatu

Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is an island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is 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.