Vanuatu

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Coordinates: 16°S 167°E / 16°S 167°E / -16; 167

Republic o Vanuatu
  • Ripablik blong Vanuatu  (Bislama)
  • République de Vanuatu  (French)
Banner o Vanuatu
Coat o airms o Vanuatu
Banner Coat o airms
Motto: "Long God yumi stanap" (Bislama)
"In God we staund"[1][2]
Anthem: Yumi, Yumi, Yumi  (Bislama)
We, We, We
Location o Vanuatu
Capital
an lairgest ceety
Port Vila
Offeecial leids
Ethnic groups (1999)
Demonym Ni-Vanuatu
Govrenment Unitar pairlamentar republic
• Preses
Tallis Obed Moses
Charlot Salwai
Legislatur Parliament
Unthirldom
• frae Fraunce an the Unitit Kinrick
30 Julie 1980
Aurie
• Tot
12,189 km2 (4,706 sq mi) (157th)
Population
• 2016 estimate
270,402[3]
• 2016 census
272,459[4]
• Density
19.7/km2 (51.0/sq mi) (188t)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$723 million[5]
• Per capita
$2,631[5]
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Total
$773 million[5]
• Per capita
$2,814[5]
Gini (2010) 37.2[6]
middlin
HDI (2015) Decrease 0.597[7]
middlin · 134th
Siller Vanuatu vatu (VUV)
Time zone VUT (Vanuatu Time) (UTC+11)
Drives on the right
Cawin code +678
Internet TLD .vu

Vanuatu (Inglis Listeni/ˌvɑːnˈɑːt/ vah-noo-AH-too or /vænˈwɑːt/ van-WAH-too; Bislama IPA: [vanuaˈtu]) is a kintra in the Paceefic Ocean. It haes a population o aboot 210,000, an its caipital ceety is Port Vila.

Vanuatu is a pairlamentary democracy. The Preses o the Republic is Iolu Johnson Abil the nou. Sato Kilman is the current Prime Meenister.

Early History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Vanuatu haes been peoplit in the Melanesia migrations, frae 45 000 tae 1 500 (Lapita) aff. J.-C. The today-fowks o Vanuatu come frae an auncient mix o different fowks (as group o men an wummen). The Oceanic leids o these fowks seem tae say that thay're like Indonesians fowks or Polynesian anes.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Vanuatu Daily Post, Harrison Selmen (17 Julie 2011). "Santo chiefs concerned over slow pace of development in Sanma". Retrieved 29 August 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. Lynch & Pat 1993, p. 319.
  3. "World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision". ESA.UN.org (custom data acquired via website). United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Retrieved 10 September 2017. 
  4. "2016 Post-TC Pam Mini-Census Report". vnso.gov.vu. Government of Vanuatu. 7-21-2017. Retrieved 12-29-2017.  Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 "Vanuatu". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 20 Mey 2017. 
  6. "Gini Index". World Bank. Retrieved 2 Mairch 2011. 
  7. "2015 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.