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Vanuatu

Vanuatu Background Stats

Date:

1,000 BC

Definitions

  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Number of maritime boundary neighbours: Number of states and territories with which each country shares a maritime border. Two countries separated from each other by a body of water have a maritime border with each other.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
First human settlement > Notes Lapita pottery found at Teouma cemetery on Efate and on several other islands. 2014
First human settlement > Place Teouma etc. 2014
Full name Republic of Vanuatu 2012
Independence day date July 30 1980
Land border length 0.0 2014 197th out of 200
National anthems Yumi, Yumi, Yumi ( We, We, We ) 2011
Neighboring countries and territories Fiji (M) Solomon Islands (M) New Caledonia ( France ) (M) 2014
Number of maritime boundary neighbours 3 2014 84th out of 171
Overview

Vanuatu - a string of more than 80 islands once known as the New Hebrides - achieved independence from France and Britain in 1980.

Most of the islands are inhabited; some have active volcanoes.

Vanuatu is mountainous and much of it is covered with tropical rainforests. Like most of the area, it is prone to earthquakes and tidal waves. Most of the people live in rural areas and practise subsistence agriculture.


Full Article
2012

Citation

"Vanuatu Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Vanuatu/Background

Vanuatu Background Profiles (Subcategories)

First human settlement 3