Outline of Vanuatu

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The location of Vanuatu
An enlargeable map of the Republic of Vanuatu

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Vanuatu:

Vanuatusovereign island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean.[1] The Vanuatu Archipelago is some 1,750 kilometres (1,087 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 km (310 mi) north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and south of the Solomon Islands. The archipelago is of volcanic origin. Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. Europeans began to settle in the area in the late 18th century. In the 1880s France and the United Kingdom claimed parts of the country and in 1906 they agreed on a framework for jointly managing the archipelago through a British-French Condominium as the New Hebrides. An independence movement was established in the 1970s, and the Republic of Vanuatu was created in 1980.

General reference[edit]

Geography of Vanuatu[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Vanuatu
Main article: Geography of Vanuatu

Environment of Vanuatu[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Vanuatu

Natural geographic features of Vanuatu[edit]

Regions of Vanuatu[edit]

Main article: Regions of Vanuatu

Ecoregions of Vanuatu[edit]

Administrative divisions of Vanuatu[edit]

Provinces of Vanuatu[edit]
Main article: Provinces of Vanuatu

Demography of Vanuatu[edit]

Government and politics of Vanuatu[edit]

Politics of Vanuatu

Branches of the government of Vanuatu[edit]

Main article: Government of Vanuatu

Executive branch of the government of Vanuatu[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Vanuatu[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Vanuatu[edit]

Foreign relations of Vanuatu[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of Vanuatu is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Vanuatu[edit]

Main article: Law of Vanuatu

Military of Vanuatu[edit]

Main article: Military of Vanuatu

Vanuatu has no military per se. The Vanuatu Mobile Force is a paramilitary force within the police force.[2]

Local government in Vanuatu[edit]

History of Vanuatu[edit]

Culture of Vanuatu[edit]

Main article: Culture of Vanuatu

Art in Vanuatu[edit]

Sports in Vanuatu[edit]

Main article: Sports in Vanuatu

Economy and infrastructure of Vanuatu[edit]

Main article: Economy of Vanuatu

Education in Vanuatu[edit]

Main article: Education in Vanuatu

Infrastructure of Vanuatu[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Vanuatu


  1. ^ a b "Vanuatu". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ Miranda Forsyth, A bird that flies with two wings : the kastom and state justice systems in Vanuatu, Australian National University Press

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Vanuatu