flag Vanuatu Vanuatu: Statistical Overview

Capital: Port-Vila


Total Population: 326,740
Natural Increase: 2.4%
Density: 26 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 25.8%
Ethnic Origins: People of Melanesian ni-Vanuatu origin account for around 99% of the population, with minorities (such as Asians, Europeans and other Pacific peoples) representing around 1%. (Vanuatu National Statistics Office)
Official Language: Bislama, English, French
Other Languages Spoken: There are more than 20 local languages spoken in the country, which include Apma, Ambae, Bislama, Hano, Namakura, Paama, Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Presbyterian 31.4%, Anglican 13.4%, Roman Catholic 13.1%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, Other Christians 13.8%, Indigenous beliefs 5.6% (including Jon Frum cargo cult), Others 9.6%.

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Vanuatu Vatu (VUV)

Country Overview

Area: 12,190 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
An economy based on agriculture, tourism and the financial sector.
HDI*: 0.594/1
HDI (World Rank): 134/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Vanuatu, dial 00
To call Vanuatu, dial +678
Internet Suffix: .vu
Telephone Lines: 2.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 10.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 27.08% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 357301339349455
Exports of Goods (million USD) 5646546163
Imports of Services (million USD) 2181852252300
Exports of Services (million USD) 3268728780

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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