Where is Vanuatu?
The Republic of Vanuatu (previously known as New Hebrides) is an island nation located in the romantic South Pacific.
This beautiful archipelago is located east of Australia, north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji and south of the Solomon Islands.
Vanuatu is a Y shaped chain of islands that consists of about 83 islands with a total land area of 12,336 square kilometers.
The four largest islands are Espiritu Santo (3677sq km), Malekula (2023 sq km), Erromango (975sq km) and Efate (915 sq km). Efate is the main island of Vanuatu, where the capital Port Vila is situated and is the country’s main tourism and business destination.
Fast Facts about Vanuatu
- Capital city (and island): Port Vila, Efate
- Population: 206,000 approx (Census 2010)
- Land area: 12,300 sq km
- International telephone code: 678
- Currency: Vatu (Vuv or Vt)
- Languages: Bislama, English, French, Chinese and over 100 local languages
- Greeting: Alo (Bislama)
- Time Zone: +11 GMT
- Power points are standard Australian/New Zealand type of 3-pin plugs, for 220-280 volts power/electricity supply.
- Climate: Warm and tropical. Temperature range from 23C- 32C.