Vanuatu BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +11 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|16°39'40"S / 168°12'53"E|
|VU / VUT|
|local languages (more than 100) 63.2%|
Bislama (official; creole) 33.7%
English (official) 2%
French (official) 0.6%
other 0.5% (2009 est.)
TYPE I AUSTRALIAN PLUG|
|Vanuatu banks list|
Vanuatu covers an area of 11,000 square kilometers and is located in the southwest Pacific 2,250 kilometers northeast of Sydney, Australia, about 1,000 kilometers east of Fiji, and 400 kilometers southwest of New Caledonia. It is composed of more than 80 islands in a Y-shape in the northwest and southeast, 66 of which are inhabited. The larger islands are: Espirito, Malekula, Efate, Epi, Pentecost and Oba. The main economic pillar of Vanuatu is tourism. |
The Republic of Vanuatu is located in the southwest Pacific 2250 kilometers northeast of Sydney, Australia, about 1,000 kilometers east of Fiji, and 400 kilometers southwest of New Caledonia. It is composed of more than 80 islands in a Y-shape in the northwest and southeast, 66 of which are inhabited. The larger islands are: Espírito (also known as Santo), Malekula, Efate, Epi, Pentecost and Oba.
The national flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 18:11. It is composed of four colors: red, green, black and yellow. The yellow horizontal "Y" shape with black borders divides the flag surface into three pieces. The side of the flagpole is a black isosceles triangle with double-ringed pig teeth and "Nano Li" leaf patterns; on the right side is the upper red and the lower green. An equal right-angled trapezoid. The horizontal "Y" shape represents the distribution shape of the country's islands; yellow symbolizes the sun shining across the country; black represents the skin color of the people; red symbolizes blood; green symbolizes the luxuriant plants on the fertile land. Pig teeth symbolize the traditional wealth of the country. It is common for the people to raise pigs. Pork is an important food in people's daily life. "Nami Li" leaves are the leaves of a sacred tree believed by the local people, symbolizing sacredness and auspiciousness.
Vanuatu people lived here thousands of years ago. After 1825, missionaries, merchants and farmers from Britain, France and other countries came here one after another. In October 1906, France and Britain signed the condominium convention, and the land became a colony under British and French co-administration. Independence on July 30, 1980, was named the Republic of Vanuatu.
Vanuatu has a population of 221,000 (2006). Ninety-eight percent of them are Vanuatu and are of Melanesian race, while the rest are of French, English, Chinese descent and Vietnamese, Polynesian immigrants and other nearby islanders. The official languages are English, French and Bislama. Bislama is commonly used. 84% believe in Christianity.
Due to the high prices and production costs of Vanuatu's industry, various products lack export competitiveness, and the main industrial products are imported from foreign countries. Vanuatu's industry is dominated by coconut processing, food, wood processing, and slaughtering. The main economic pillar is tourism.