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A brown sea turtle on a dive in Vanuatu
A brown sea turtle on a dive in Vanuatu

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A brown sea turtle on a dive in Vanuatu
Photo by Mariano Carpentier

VANUATU

Oceania

VANUATU

Oceania

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Capital: Port-Vila

Location: Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia

Government: Republic of Vanuatu

Currency: vatu (VUV)

Area: 12,189 sq km

Population: 303,009 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: local languages (more than 100) 63.2%, Bislama (official; creole) 33.7%, English (official) 2%, French (official) 0.6%, other 0.5% (2009 est.)

Religion: 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 est.)

TimeZone: UTC+11

Tel Code: +678

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