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Republic of Vanuatu
République de Vanuatu (French)
Ripablik blong Vanuatu (Bislama)

Political Status: Formerly the New Hebrides; became the Anglo-French Condominium of the New Hebrides in 1906; present name adopted upon becoming an independent member of the Commonwealth on July 30, 1980.

Area: 4,647 sq. mi. (12,035 sq. km).

Population: 257,564 (2014E—UN); 266,937 (2014E—U.S. Census).

Major Urban Center (2011E): VILA (Port Vila, 47,600).

Official Languages: English, French, Bislama. The last, a pidgin dialect, is recognized constitutionally as the “national language,” and efforts are currently under way to accord it equal status with English and French as a medium of instruction.

Monetary Unit: Vatu (official rate October 1, 2014: 97.39 vatu = $1US).

President: Baldwin LONSDALE (Independent); elected by the electoral college on September 22, 2014, and inaugurated on the same day for a five-year ...

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