The Republic of Vanuatu is state comprised of about 82 islands, located in the South Pacific Ocean. In the 1800s, the country's 12,000 square kilometers became the target of both French and British colonial interests; it was not until 1980 and the Coconut War that Vanuatu achieved full independence. Vanuatu is a parliamentary republic, currently under Prime Minister Joe Natuman. It's main industries are tourism, agriculture, cattle raising, and finance.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Vanuatu, Ripablik blong Vanuatu, République de Vanuatu
Capitol: 
Port Vila
Population: 
273,000
Languages: 
Bislama, French, English
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
12,190
Year of UN Membership: 
1981
Year of Present State Formation: 
1980
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$0.852 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$4,847 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
3.30 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.62
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Least Developed Country
Small Island Developing State
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Group of 77 (G-77)
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AOSIS: Alliance of Small Island States
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
OAS: Organization of American States
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
PIF: Pacific Islands Forum
Sparteca: South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement
SPC: Secretariat of the Pacific Communities
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
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