Vanuatu travel guide



Vanuatu is located in Melanesia part of Oceania. It's total area is 12K km² and 36.3% of it is forest area. As of 2022 it has a total population of 327K. 25.8% lives in cities whereas 74.2% lives in rural areas.
Vanuatu (English: (listen) VAH-noo-AH-too or van-WAH-too; Bislama and French pronunciation [vanuatu]), officially the Republic of Vanuatu (French: République de Vanuatu; Bislama: Ripablik blong Vanuatu), is an island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is 1,750 km (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 540 km (340 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea, southeast of Solomon Islands, and west of Fiji.

Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. The first Europeans to visit the islands were a Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Fernandes de Queirós, who arrived on the largest island, Espíritu Santo, in 1606. Queirós claimed the archipelago for Spain, as part of the colonial Spanish East Indies, and named it La Austrialia del Espíritu Santo.

In the 1880s, France and the United Kingdom claimed parts of the archipelago, and in 1906, they agreed on a framework for jointly managing the archipelago as the New Hebrides through an Anglo-French condominium.

An independence movement arose in the 1970s, and the Republic of Vanuatu was founded in 1980. Since independence, the country has become a member of the United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, and the Pacific Islands Forum.

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💬 Languages

Bislama, English, French are the official languages.

💵 Currencies

The official currency is Vanuatu vatu [1 USD = 120.239 VUV].

🏧 Cash / Credit card usage

We don't have any data for credit card usage in Vanuatu.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Tourism

In 2019, 256K tourists arrived to Vanuatu. In 2018, tourism has contributed to Vanuatu economy with a total of 325M $ income (%62.8).

📱 Bandwidth

Broadband is 🐌slow with 11.85 Mbps.

Broadband (0.41 / 10)

☀️ Climate

Averag yearly temperature is ☀️ 24 °C and hot. Current 3 months (April, May and June) average is ☀️ 24 °C and hot. Current season (spring) is ☀️ 24 °C and hot.
Yearly average24 °C ☀️
3 month average24 °C ☀️
Spring average24 °C ☀️
Summer average22 °C ☀️
Fall average23 °C ☀️
Winter average25 °C 🔥
About seasons: Remember that seasons in Southern Hemisphere are opposite of the Northern one. This means that in Argentina and Australia, winter begins in June. Currently season averages are rendered according Northern Hemisphere.

📈 Economics

In 2022, gross national income (GNI) was 1.2B $ and with %0.4 increase GNI per capita was 3.7K $. In 2022, consumer inflation was calculated as %7.1.

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