Facts about Vanuatu
Official languages: Bislama, English, French
Capital: Port Vila
Area: 12,200 km²
Population: 221,552 residents
Population density: 18.16 residents per km²
Internet TLD: .vu
ISO codes: VU, VUT, 548
The telephone code for Vanuatu is +678
Flag of Vanuatu
Vanuatu is an archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean, which until 1980 was known as the New Hebrides. This year was also the year of achieving independence from France and Great Britain. The flag leaf is divided into three main parts. There is a black wedge in the pole part of the flag, which divides the rest of the flag into red and green fields. The inner parts of individual fields are lined with a yellow and black stripe. In addition, the lapel bears the symbol of boar tusks and two cycad branches, which are meant to signify peace and prosperity. The red color of the flag refers to the blood of sacrificial wild boars, but also to human blood. The green stripe represents the islands themselves and the black their land and Melanesian population. The shape of the letter “Y” resembles the shape that the islands together form.
According to Abbreviation Finder, Vanuatu is a group of islands in the South Pacific and a sovereign state. This group of islands forms the island state of the same name. See Vanuatu Location on World Map. The economy consists mostly of agriculture, fishing and tourism (about 57,000 visitors in 2000). There are no natural resources.
The former New Hebrides, administered jointly by France and Great Britain from 1906, became independent in 1960.
Biggest Cities of Vanuatu by Population
Port Vila is the largest city in Vanuatu, with a population of around 44,000 people. Located on the island of Efate, it is the capital and main hub of activity in Vanuatu. The city has a tropical climate and is known for its stunning beaches and lush green forests. The harbour area offers spectacular views across to nearby Erromango Island, while the bustling streets are filled with souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants and markets.
Luganville is the second-largest city in Vanuatu with approximately 17,000 inhabitants living in its metropolitan area. Located on Espiritu Santo Island, it has become an important industrial center due to its position as home to many factories from other countries. Luganville also offers plenty of attractions for visitors such as Million Dollar Point or Champagne Beach which offer stunning views of modern architecture or parks like President Coolidge Park for outdoor activities such as biking or birdwatching.
Isangel is the third-largest city in Vanuatu located on Tanna Island with around 10,000 inhabitants living in its metropolitan area. This small town has become a tourist destination due to its position as home to many hotels from other countries. Isangel also offers plenty of attractions for visitors such as Mount Yasur Volcano or Sulphur Bay which offer stunning views of traditional architecture or parks like John Frum Park for outdoor activities such as walking along scenic pathways or playing sports like football.
Sola is the fourth-largest city in Vanuatu located on the island of Vanua Lava with approximately 5,000 inhabitants living in its metropolitan area. It has become an important religious center due to its position as home to many churches from other countries. Sola also offers plenty of attractions for visitors such as Tanna Coffee Plantation or Turtle Bay which offer stunning views of modern architecture or parks like Lenakel Park for outdoor activities such as biking or birdwatching.