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Republic of Vanuatu
  • Ripablik blong Vanuatu  (Bislama)
  • République de Vanuatu  (French)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Long God yumi stanap" (Bislama)
"In God we stand"[1][2][3]
Anthem: Yumi, Yumi, Yumi  (Bislama)
We, We, We
Capital
and largest city
Port Vila
17°45′S168°18′E / 17.750°S 168.300°E / -17.750; 168.300
Official languages
Ethnic groups (1999)
DemonymNi-Vanuatu
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary republic
 • PresidentBaldwin Lonsdale
 • Prime MinisterCharlot Salwai
LegislatureParliament
Independence
 • from France and the United Kingdom30 July 1980 
Area
 • Total12,189 km2 (164th)
4,710 sq mi
Population
 • 2009 census243,304[4]
 • Density19.7/km2 (188th)
51/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2011 estimate
 • Total$1.204 billion[5]
 • Per capita$4,916[5]
GDP (nominal)2011 estimate
 • Total$743 million[5]
 • Per capita$3,036[5]
Gini (2010)37.2[6]
medium
HDI (2014)Increase 0.594[7]
medium ·134th
CurrencyVanuatu vatu (VUV)
Time zoneVUT (Vanuatu Time) (UTC+11)
Drives on theright
Calling code+678
ISO 3166 codeVU
Internet TLD.vu

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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