Vanuatu is an archipelago nation consisting of 83 islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean, north of and east of . The prehistory of Vanuatu is obscure; archaeological evidence supports the commonly held theory that peoples speaking Austronesian languages first came to the islands some 4,000 years ago.

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, also known by the names Santo and Kanal is the largest town on , and with about 16,000 inhabitants second largest in Vanuatu.

is the capital of . It is on the island of Efate in the province of .


is a province of . There are only three islands in with services: There are also the islands of Erromango and Futuna, which do not have any services and consist of a few small villages.

is a province of . It includes , the largest island in the nation, and its smaller companion Malo.

is a province of . It includes the Shepherd group of islands and the island of Efate, where the capital of is located.

is a province of . It includes the central islands of Malakula, Ambrym, and Paama.

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  • Location: ,
  • Population: 222,000
  • Latitude of center: 15° 39' 17.3" (15.6548°) south
  • Longitude of center: 167° 8' 6" (167.135°) east
  • Capital: Port Vila
  • Area: 12,200 km² (4710 miles²)
  • Languages: Bislama, English and French
  • Currency: Vatu (VUV)
  • Phone code: 678
  • Internet domain: .vu
  • Wikidata: Vanuatu
  • Wikimedia Commons: Vanuatu

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Amharic: ቫኑአቱ, Arabic: فانوآتو, Arabic: فانواتو, Armenian: Վանուատու, Bambara: Vanuwatu, Belarusian: Вануату, Bengali: ভানুয়াটু, Bislama: Ripablik blong Vanuatu, Bulgarian: Вануату, Chinese: 瓦努阿图, English: Republic of Vanuatu, Esperanto: Vanuatuo, Ewe: Vanuatu nutome, French: République de Vanuatu, French: Vanuatu, Fulah: Wanuwaatuu, Ganda: Vanawuwatu, Georgian: ვანუატუ, German: Vanuatu, Greek: Βανουάτου, Gujarati: વાનુઆતુ, Hausa: Banuwatu, Hebrew: ואמוטו, Hebrew: ואנואטו
Hebrew: ונואטו, Hindi: वन्वातु, Hindi: वानुअतु, Icelandic: Vanatú, Icelandic: Vanúatú, Irish: Vanuatú, Italian: Vanuatu, Japanese: バヌアツ, Japanese: バヌアツ共和国, Kannada: ವನೌಟು, Korean: 바누아투, Kurdish: ڤانوواتوو, Lao: ວານົວຕູ, Macedonian: Ванату, Macedonian: Вануату, Malagasy: Vanoatò, Malayalam: വന്വാത്തു, Maltese: Vanwatu, Marathi: वानौटु, Nepali (macrolanguage): भानुआतु, North Ndebele: Vhanuatu, Oriya (macrolanguage): ଭାନୁଆତୁ, Persian: وانواتو, Portuguese: Vanuatu
Pushto: ونواتو, Rundi: Vanuwatu, Russian: Вануату, Sango: Vanuatü, Serbian: Ванату, Serbian: Вануату, Sinhala: වනුවාටු, Spanish: Vanuatu, Tamil: வனுவாட்டு, Telugu: వనౌటు, Thai: ประเทศวานูอาตู, Thai: วานูอาตู, Tibetan: ཝ་ནུ་ཨ་ཐུ།, Tigrinya: ቫኑአቱ, Turkish: Vanuatu Cumhuriyeti, Uighur: ۋانۇئاتۇ, Ukrainian: Вануату, Urdu: وینوآٹو, Vietnamese: Va-nu-a-tu, Volapük: Vanuatuäns, Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Faniatu, Zulu: i-Vanuatu, Condominium des Nouvelles-Hébrides, New Hebrides Condominium
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