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 northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea. Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. The first Europeans to visit the islands were the members of a Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Fernandes de Queirós who arrived in Espiritu Santo in 1605 claiming the archipelago for Spain and bestowing that name to...
|Founded:||July 30, 1980|
|Official language:||Bislama Language, English Language, French Language|
|Form of government:||Republic, Parliamentary republic, Unitary state|