Vanuatu

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Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1,750 kilometres east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and south of the Solomon Islands. An independence movement was established in the 1970s, and the Republic of Vanuatu was created in 1980. A severe earthquake in November 1999, followed by a tsunami, caused extensive damage to the northern island of Pentecote, leaving thousands homeless. Another powerful earthquake in January 2002 caused extensive damage in the capital, Port Vila, and surrounding areas, and was also followed by a tsunami. Another earthquake of 7.2 struck on 2 August 2007

Established
1980-07-30
Joined Commonwealth
Capital City
Port Vila
Demonym
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ni-Vanuatu
Country motto
"Long God yumi stanap" (In God we stand)
Size
4706 square miles.
Population
218519
Population density
Based on figures from .
17 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 188)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2008
$1010000000 (World ranking:201)
Human Development Index
The Human Development Index is a combined measure of life expectancy, literacy, educational attainment, and GDP per capita for countries worldwide. Figures closer to 1 indicate a greater score on the Human Development Index. The figure given below is based on figure from 2004.
0.686 (World ranking:120)
Currency Code
VUV
Country calling code
678
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