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General Facts

Area: 12,189 km2 (4,706 sq miles)

Capital City: Port Vila

Population: 270,402 (2016 estimate)

Official Languages: Bislama, French, English  

Boarding Countries: None (Island)

Coastline: 2,528 km (1,571 miles)

Currency: Vanuatu Vatu (VUV)

Government: Parliamentary Republic 


The tropical oceanic climate is moderated by southeastern trade winds, which blow between the months of May and October. Winds are variable during the remainder of the year, and cyclones may occur. Average midday temperatures in Port-Vila range from 25°c (77°f) in winter to 29°c (84°f) in summer. Humidity averages about 74%, and rainfall on Éfaté is about 230 cm (90 in) a year.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Port Vila (35,901)

2. Luganville (13,397)

3. Norsup (2,998)

4. Port-Olry (1,951)

5. Isangel (1,437)

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