Republic of Vanuatu is located in the southwest of the Oceania Continent, with a population of 256,155, making it the 183rd
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Port-Vila on Efate Island with a total population of 44,040. The
country encompasses 12,200 square kilometers making it the 161st largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the
Pacific Ocean and the Coral Sea.

President Iolu Johnson Abbil is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through Electoral College and holds
that position for five years with no term limits. Prime Minister Sato Kilman
Livtunvanu is recognized as the Head of
Government and along with Deputy Prime Minister Ham Lini
Vanuaroroa achieves that status following legislative elections,
when the leader of the majority party or majority coalition is usually elected Prime Minister by Parliament from among its
members and holds that position four years. Its form of government is a parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the
creation of their constitution on 30th of July 1986.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are local languages (more than 100), Bislama pidgin, English, French and other
and unspecified. It counts among its major religions Presbyterian, Anglican, Roman Catholic, Seventh Day Adventist, other
Christian, indigenous beliefs and other, none and unspecified. As sources of mass communication it has 2 AM, 4 FM, 1 Short
Wave and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Tabwemasana, its highest point at 1,877 meters and the Pacific Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is Pacific Ocean, which measures 2,528 kilometers of Coastline.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are food and fish freezing, wood processing
and meat canning. Its official currency is Vanuatuan Vatu.

Here’s something you may not know about Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a Y-shaped chain of four main islands and 80 smaller islands.
Champagne Beach on
the Pacific Ocean-
Vanuatu's lowest point
Crater of the Ambryn
Port Vila- Vanuatu's
capital and largest city
Espiritu Santo sunset
Sara Sara Waterfall
Tradtional oven
cooked dishes at
Vanuatu Feast Night
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Mount Tabwemasana on Espiritu Santo Island-
Vanuatu's westernmost and highest point
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Aneityum Island-
Vanuatu's southern
and easternmost point
Native canoe on Efate
Traditional dancers on
Hiu in the Torres
Islands chain-
northernmost point
L'ile de Gaua in the
Iles de Banks
Port Resolution on
Vanuatu's Tanna Island