Vanuatu also known as Republic of Vanuatu is an Island nation situated in the middle of the South Pacific Island, 1,750 kilometres east of northern Australia.
Vanuatu has a total population of approximately 300,000. Vanuatu’s official languages are English and French. Christianity is the predominant religion in Vanuatu, approximately 83% of the population of Vanuatu is Christian.
Vanuatu is made up from a Y-shape chain of 83 volcanic islands. However, only 14 of the islands contains surface area with more than 100 square kilometres. They are Espiritu Santo, Malakula, Efate, Erromango, Ambrym, Tanna, Pentecost, Epi, Aoba, Gaua, Vanua Lava, Maewo, Malo and Anatom.
Port Villa is the capital city of Vanuatu located on the island of Efate. It has 53 000 inhabitants and also the major city in the country.
The American Reality show Survivor and the Australian version of Survivor filmed on Efate for a season
Vanuatu has a tropical climate with two main seasons. The colder months are from May to September. The months from October to April are hot and humid. December to April are the rainy months, sometimes with cyclones.
Vanuatu grows their own food source on the islands such as fruits and vegetables. Coconuts and coconut milk are used in many dishes. The local prefer the food to be steamed or cooked over fire. Lap-lap is considered by many the national dish of Vanuatu.
Vanuatu’s economy is highly dependent on tourism, fishing and offshore financial services. Vanuatu operates with the largest export of frozen seafood to boost their country’s economy.