FP
FP
FP FP
Username
Password
FP FP

FP FP

Subscribe for free news alerts

 
FP FP

Financial Places
Financial Places
FP

International Financial Centres

FP

Vanuatu

North East of New Caledonia - 1,930 km (app. 1,200 miles) east of Australia

Country Fact Sheet
Capital Port Vila
Surface 12,200 sq km
Currency Vatu (VT) $1 US = VT 130
GDP Purchasing power parity - $ 1.01 billion
GDP/Capita (PPP) - $4,700
Language Official languages: Bislama (or Bichelama) English and French
Religion Christian - Indigenous Cargo Cult - practice of "Toka" ritual dance
Government

parliamentary representative democratic republic

Time Zone GMT +11 hours 
Telecom Code +678 and local 5 digit number
Airport

Bauerfield 10 min. from Port Vila - Pekoa on Espiritu Santo

Driving On right hand side of the road, license required
Electrical 220-230 volts AC, mainly three-point plugs in hotels
Political Climate Stable country
Population 215446 people
History

The first settlers arrived in Vanuatu approx. 3,500 years ago, from New Guinea and the Solomon Islands by sea-going canoe. The islands (called the New Hebrides until 1980) have been populated for thousands or years. Pedro Fernandez de Quiros From Spain first discovered the islands in 1606. Captain Cook charted the islands in 1774 and commercial exploitation by Sandalwooders began in the 1820's

Until the beginning of the twentieth century, labour recruitment for Australia and missionary activity proved to be a disruptive combination. However, the second half of the ninetieth century saw the increase in European traders and planters.

From 1906 until 1980, Britain and France jointly ruled Vanuatu. At this point the Island, which was known as the New Hebrides had a name change on becoming an independent republic in 1980

Local Business & Service Providers
Accommodation
» Nautilus
Automotive services
» Avus
Business travel
» Vanuatu Vacations
Corporate incentives
Financial services
» Credit Corporation (Vanuatu) Ltd
Financial Technology
» Datec Group Ltd.
Intellectual Property
» ktctdotnet
Legal and fiduciary
»  Moore Stephens
Lifestyle
» Coconut Palms
Technology
Local Radio
» 100.0 200W RFI
» 99.0 250W BBC World Service
Local Weather Forecast
» BBC Weather
» Reuters
Government Agencies
Bookmark and Share