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Vanuatu

Vanuatu Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly larger than Connecticut 2013
Area > Land 12,200 sq km 2008 155th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 56.63 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 42nd out of 224
Area > Total 12,189 sq km 2013 165th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 230th out of 246
Climate tropical; moderated by southeast trade winds from May to October; moderate rainfall from November to April; may be affected by cyclones from December to April 2013
Coastline 2,528 km 2014 46th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 16 00 S, 167 00 E 2013
Geographic location Pacific Ocean , Melanesia 2014
Land area > Sq. km 12,190 sq km 2008 151st out of 199
Land area > Square miles 4,707 square miles 2012 1st out of 1
Location Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia 2013
Natural resources manganese, hardwood forests, fish 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 12,190 km² 2005 156th out of 204
Terrain mostly mountainous islands of volcanic origin; narrow coastal plains 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

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

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Vanuatu Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 13 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 6
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • Vanuatu ranked 8th last for land use > arable land amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
  • Vanuatu ranked #30 for land use > permanent crops globally in 2013.