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About Vanuatu in detail
Where is Vanuatu?
Vanuatu, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 17 44 S 168 19 E otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia.
What is the capital of Vanuatu?
The capital city of Vanuatu is: Port-Vil.
What is the time in Port-Vil?
It is 16 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Port-Vil is: UTC+11.
What is the Internet code for Vanuatu?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Vanuatu is: .vu
What is the size of Vanuatu?
The territory of Vanuatu is total: 12,189 sq km; land: 12,189 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Vanuatu is slightly larger than Connecticut.
If we would like to walk around and discover Vanuatu, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Vanuatu?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Vanuatu is covered by water (see below), and this includes 2,528 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Vanuatu?
The climate of Vanuatu is tropical: moderated by southeast trade winds from May to October: moderate rainfall from November to April: may be affected by cyclones from December to April.
Geographical data of Vanuatu
The elevation of Vanuatu; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Tabwemasana 1,877 m.
The typical geographical details of Vanuatu include mostly mountainous islands of volcanic origin; narrow coastal plains.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Vanuatu is a Y-shaped chain of four main islands and 80 smaller islands; several of the islands have active volcanoes and there are several underwater volcanoes as well.
Resources and land use of Vanuatu
The country’s main mined products are manganese, hardwood forests, fish. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 15.3%; arable land 1.6%; permanent crops 10.3%; permanent pasture 3.4%; forest: 36.1%; other: 48.6% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Vanuatu
The number of inhabitants of Vanuatu is 277,554 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 26.1% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Vanuatu is concentrated in PORT-VILA (capital) 53,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Vanuatu
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Ni-Vanuatu 97.6%, part Ni-Vanuatu 1.1%, other 1.3% (2009 estimate).
Spoken languages in Vanuatu
The spoken languages in Vanuatu are the following: local languages (more than 100) 63.2%, Bislama (official language; creole) 33.7%, English (official language) 2%, French (official language) 0.6%, other 0.5% (2009 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Vanuatu?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 70% (includes Presbyterian 27.9%, Anglican 15.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.5%, Assemblies of God 4.7%, Church of Christ 4.5%, Neil Thomas Ministry 3.1%, and Apostolic 2.2%), Roman Catholic 12.4%, customary beliefs 3.7% (including Jon Frum cargo cult), other 12.6%, none 1.1%, unspecified 0.2% (2009 estimate).
Further population data of Vanuatu
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 36.11% (male 51,160 / female 49,073) 15-24 years: 20% (male 27,559 / female 27,939) 25-54 years: 34.74% (male 47,189 / female 49,244) 55-64 years: 5.27% (male 7,327 / female 7,297) 65 years and over: 3.88% (male 5,470 / female 5,296) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Vanuatu is 1.9% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Vanuatu the birth rate is 24.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 4.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Vanuatu the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Vanuatu, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Vanuatu are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Vanuatu
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; This South Pacific island economy is based primarily on small-scale agriculture, which provides a living for about two-thirds of the population. Fishing, offshore financial services, and tourism, with nearly 197,000 visitors in 2008, are other mainstays oEconomic development is hindered by dependence on relatively few commodity exports, vulnerability to natural disasters, and long distances from main markets and between constituent islands. In response to foreign concerns, the government has promised to tSince 2002, the government has stepped up efforts to boost tourism through improved air connections, resort development, and cruise ship facilities. Agriculture, especially livestock farming, is a second target for growth..
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Vanuatu is $773 million (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Vanuatu is 4% (2016 estimate) -0.8% (2015 estimate) 2.3% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Vanuatu this is $2,600 (2016 estimate) $2,600 (2015 estimate) $2,700 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Vanuatu produces?
The main agricultural products of Vanuatu are copra, coconuts, cocoa, coffee, taro, yams, fruits, vegetables; beef; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are food and fish freezing, wood processing, meat canning. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on food and fish freezing, wood processing, meat canning.
Drinking water source in Vanuatu
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 98.9% of population, rural: 92.9% of population, total: 94.5% of population. Unimproved: urban: 1.1% of population, rural: 7.1% of population, total: 5.5% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Vanuatu
In Vanuatu the average number of childbirth is 3.16 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Vanuatu
The average age of the population is total: 21.7 years; male: 21.3 years, female: 22.1 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Vanuatu it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Vanuatu is -1.4 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: both parents must be citizens of Vanuatu; in the case of only one parent, it must be the father who is a citizen. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is Vanuatu a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Vanuatu
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Vanuatu density of the hospital beds is 1.8 beds / 1,000 population (2008).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Vanuatu the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Vanuatu the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Vanuatu is 32.9% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Vanuatu? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Vanuatu are tropical cyclones or typhoons (January to April); volcanic eruption on Aoba (Ambae) island began on 27 November 2005, volcanism also causes minor earthquakes; tsunamisvolcanism: significant volcanic activity with multiple eruptions in recent years; Yasur (elev. 361 m), one of the world's most active volcanoes, has experienced continuous activity in recent centuries; other historically active volcanoes include, Aoba, Ambrym, Epi, Gaua, Kuwae, Lopevi, Suretamatai, and Traitor's Head.
More interesting facts about Vanuatu
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Vanuatu: 30 July 1980 (from France and the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Vanuatu
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and green with a black isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) all separated by a black-edged yellow stripe in the shape of a horizontal Y (the two points of the Y face the hoist side and enclose the triangle); centered in the triangle is a boar's tusk encircling two crossed namele fern fronds, all in yellow; red represents the blood of boars and men, as well as unity, green the richness of the islands, and black the ni-Vanuatu people; the yellow Y-shape - which reflects the pattern of the islands in the Pacific Ocean - symbolizes the light of the Gospel spreading through the islands; the boar's tusk is a symbol of prosperity frequently worn as a pendant on the islands; the fern fronds represent peace. Note: one of several flags where a prominent component of the design reflects the shape of the country; other such flags are those of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, and Eritrea.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Vanuatu: boar's tusk with crossed fern fronds; national colors: red, black, green, yellow.
Constitution of Vanuatu
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Vanuatu?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Vanuatu is mixed legal system of English common law, French law, and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Vanuatu, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Parliament (52 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms). Note: the National Council of Chiefs advises on matters of culture and languageelections: last held on 22 January 2016 (next to be held in 2020)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - VP 8, PPP 6, UMP 5, GJP 4, NUP 4, IG 3, GC 3, NAG 3, RMC 3, MPP 2, NIPDP 2, PSP 1, VLDP 1, VNP 1, VPDP 1, VRP 1, and independent 4; note - political party associations are fluid.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Vanuatu
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Vanuatu the labor force is 115,900 (2007 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Vanuatu is total: 15.1 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 16.1 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 14 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Vanuatu is 1.7% (1999 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Vanuatu, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Vanuatu the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Vanuatu the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: NA% highhest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Vanuatu
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Vanuatu is; revenues: $175.9 million, expenditures: $201.3 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 22.8% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Vanuatu is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Vanuatu
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 2.7% (2016 estimate), 2.4% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 3.3% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Vanuatu
Vanuatu, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Vanuatu is: $58.4 million (2016 estimate), $45.6 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: copra, beef, cocoa, timber, kava, coffee.
The most important imported products are: machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, fuels, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 16.7%, Australia 14.6%, Japan 13.9%, Singapore 10%, Fiji 9.3%, NZ 8.3%, New Caledonia 5.2% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Vanuatu
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Vanuatu, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 10.7% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Vanuatu, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Vanuatu; international: country code - 678; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Pacific Ocean).
Transport infrastructure in Vanuatu
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Vanuatu: 31 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Vanuatu: total: 1,070 km, paved: 256 km, unpaved: 814 km (2000).
The total length of the waterways in Vanuatu: N/A.
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Facts about Vanuatu
Name of the country: conventional long form: Republic of Vanuatu, conventional short form: Vanuatu, local long form: Ripablik blong Vanuatu, local short form: Vanuatu, former: New Hebrides, etymology: derived from the words "vanua" (home or land) and "tu" (stand) that occur in several of the Austonesian languages spoken on the islands and which provide the meaning of "independence" or the sense of "our land".
|Abbrevation: Vanuatu||Geographic coordinates:
16 00 S, 167 00 E
|Capital of Vanuatu: Port-Vil||GPS of the Capital:
17 44 S 168 19 E
|Position: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia|
|Land area: total: 12,189 sq km; land: 12,189 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: mostly mountainous islands of volcanic origin; narrow coastal plains
||Area comparative: slightly larger than Connecticut|
|Population: 277,554 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.9% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.96 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 1 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 1.04 male(s) / female, total population: 1 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $58.4 million (2016 estimate), $45.6 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $366.8 million (2016 estimate), $323.2 million (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 16.7%, Australia 14.6%, Japan 13.9%, Singapore 10%, Fiji 9.3%, NZ 8.3%, New Caledonia 5.2% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 26.1% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): PORT-VILA (capital) 53,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 21.7 years; male: 21.3 years, female: 22.1 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 61,000. Percent of population: 22.4% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 4,797. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 2 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 175,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 64 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 1.7% (1999 estimate)||Nationality: Ni-Vanuatu (singular and plural) adjective: Ni-Vanuatu||National holidays: Independence Day, 30 July (1980)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 73.4 years. Male: 71.8 years, female: 75.1 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 3.16 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 24.5 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 85.2%; male: 86.6%, female: 83.8% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law, French law, and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: food and fish freezing, wood processing, meat canning||Industrial production growth rate: 4% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 4% (2016 estimate) -0.8% (2015 estimate) 2.3% (2014 estimate)|
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