Vanuatu

Location: Australasia & Oceania Official name: Republic of Vanuatu Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1980 / 1980 Capital city: Port Vila Population: 200,000 / 42 people per sq mile (16 people per sq km) Total land area: 4710 square miles (12,200 square km) Language(s) spoken: Bislama (official language) (Melanesian pidgin), … Read more

Vatican City

Location: Southern Europe Official name: State of the Vatican City Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1929 / 1929 Capital city: Vatican City Population: 832 / 4894 people per sq mile (1891 people per sq km) Total land area: 0.17 square miles (0.44 square km) Language(s) spoken: Italian (official language), Latin … Read more

Venezuela

Location: South America Official name: Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1830 / 1830 Capital city: Caracas Population: 29 million / 85 people per sq mile (33 people per sq km) Total land area: 352,143 square miles (912,050 square km) Language(s) spoken: Spanish (official language), an Amerindian … Read more

Victoria Falls

The largest waterfalls globally, Victoria Falls, have a drop of more than 99 meters (325 feet).

Vietnam

Location: Southeast Asia Official name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1976 / 1976 Capital city: Hanoi Population: 89 million / 708 people per sq mile (274 people per sq km) Total land area: 127,243 square miles (329,560 square km) Language(s) spoken: Vietnamese (official language), Chinese, Thai, … Read more

Vietnam war

The military conflict (1954-1975) resulting from American involvement in South Vietnam to prevent its takeover by communist North Vietnam.

Volcano

A natural event, formed when magma, gases, and water from the lower part of the crust or mantle collect in underground chambers eventually erupt and poured out of cracks in the earth’s surface.

Voodoo

Voodoo, or Vodun, is a form of spirit and ancestor worship combined with Christian faiths, especially Catholicism.

Voyaging canoe

A large ship developed by pacific islanders to sail the ocean.