Vanuatu

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1980

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 30 July 1980

CAPITAL: Port Villa

AREA: 12.2 thousand sq km

EEZ: 680,000 sq km

POPULATION: 269,000 (2015)

LANGUAGE: Bislama, English, French, local languages

CURRENCY: Vatu

ECONOMY: Agriculture, fisheries, tourism and livestock farming

STATUS: Republic

HEAD OF STATE: President HE Tallis Obed Moses

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Prime Minister The Hon Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas

WEBSITE: www.governmentofvanuatu.gov.vu