Where is Vanuatu?

Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is an island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. It's lies in east of northern Australia, southeast of the Solomon Islands, northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea and west of Fiji.

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Location Map of Vanuatu

Where is Vanuatu
About Map: Map showing location of Vanuatu in the Oceania Continent.

Where is Vanuatu Located?

The given Vanuatu location map shows that Vanuatu are located in the South Pacific Ocean.

Vanuatu map also shows that it is an archipelago of volcanic origin. The nearby neighbor countries are Australia in the west, New Caledonia in the south, and Fiji in the east. The climate type of Vanuatu is sub-tropical.

Vanuatu has been created as Republic of Vanuatu in the year 1980. The capital city of Vanuatu is Port Vila. The government type of Vanuatu is a constitutional democracy featured with representative parliamentary system. Under this political system, the head of the Republic is an elected President; however the Prime Minister is the head of government.

The economy of the country depends upon various significant sectors i.e. agriculture, offshore financial services, cattle raising, and tourism. Besides, fishing is also important economic activity in Vanuatu.

Places to see in Vanuatu:

Mount YasurChampagne BeachMeleMillenium Cave
Iririki IslandMillion Dollar PointMystery IslandLelepa
Eton BeachErakor IslandNanda Blue HolePort Resolution
PeleRatua, VanuatuAmbrymBenbow
Matevulu Blue HoleLonnoc BeachErakor LagoonVanuatu National Museum
AniwaMele BayRiri Blue HoleWet ''n' Wild Adventure Park
Eden on the RiverMount GharatBlue CaveEvergreen Cascades Waterfall

Facts about Vanuatu

Official NameRepublic of Vanuatu
Locationthe South Pacific Ocean
Coordinates15.3767° S, 166.9592° E
ContinentOceania
Capital CityPort Vila
Official LanguagesBislama, English, French
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary republic
LegislatureParliament
Independence from France and the United Kingdom30 July 1980
Admitted to the United Nations15 September 1981
Area12,189 km2 (4,706 sq mi)
Population307,815
Ethnic Groups98.5% Ni-Vanuatu 1.5% Others
ReligionChristian
CurrencyVanuatu vatu (VUV)
Time ZoneUTC+11 (VUT)
ISO CodeVU
Calling Code678