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Where is Vanuatu?

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Located in the continent of Oceania, Vanuatu covers 12,189 square kilometers of land, making it the 166th largest nation in terms of land area.

Vanuatu became an independent state in 1980, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Vanuatu is 227,574 (2012) and the nation has a density of 19 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Vanuatu is the Vatu (VUV). As well, the people of Vanuatu are refered to as Ni-Vanuatu.

The dialing code for the country is 678 and the top level internet domain for Ni-Vanuatu sites is .vu.

Vanuatu does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Vanuatu section.

Quick facts

Population 227,574
Density 18.7 / km2 ( 48.4 / mi2 )
Languages Bislama, English, French
Independence Year 1980
Capital Port-Vila (Shefa)
Currency Vatu
GDP 801,787,556 (2013 data)
GDP per Capita 3,523 (2013 data)
Land Area 12,189 km2 (4,706 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 166.520
Maximum Longitude 170.210
Mininum Latitude -20.250
Maximum Latitude -13.070

What is the capital of Vanuatu?

map showing the location of Vanuatu
Location of Port-Vila on a map.

Port-Vila is the capital city of Vanuatu. It has a population of 35,901, and is located on a latitue of -17.73 and longitude of 168.32.

Port-Vila is also the political center of Vanuatu, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Port-Vila, the Capital Of Vanuatu

City Port-Vila
Country Vanuatu
Population 35,901
Longitude 168.32188000
Latitude -17.73381000
Elevation 59 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.