Vanuatu Flag

Vanuatu flag
Vanuatu flag

Vanuatu's flag, popularly known as the “Flag of Independence,” was adopted on February 18, 1980, and is made up of red, green, black, and yellow colors. The flag was created to represent Vanuatu's rich culture, history, and people's unity.

A parliamentary committee chose the flag design, which is based on a flag created by local artist Kalontas Malon in 1977 and adopted by the Vanua'aku Pati, a political party that fought for Vanuatu's independence from France and the United Kingdom. Vanuatu gained independence on July 30, 1980, and the flag was formally adopted on that day.

The red tint on the flag symbolizes the blood of the ni-Vanuatu people who fought for the country's independence. The color green signifies the richness of the land and the people's sustainable livelihoods. The dark hue signifies Vanuatu's Melanesian people, while the yellow color represents the country's sand beaches, sunshine, and friendly people.

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Country information

Vanuatu is a country located in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia and New Zealand. It is a small, culturally diverse country with a mix of different ethnicities and religions. Vanuatu is known for its stunning natural beauty, with a varied landscape ranging from mountains and forests to beaches and coral reefs.

The history of Vanuatu dates back to ancient times, with the first human settlements dating back to at least 1000 BC. The country has a long and complex history, with a mix of Melanesian, Polynesian, and other influences. Vanuatu gained independence from France and the United Kingdom in 1980, and has since gone through a number of political and economic challenges.

Today, Vanuatu is a lower-middle-income country with a small and diversified economy. The country is known for its agricultural industry, as well as for its production of livestock, coconut oil, and other products. Vanuatu has a tropical climate, with hot and humid weather year-round. The official languages of Vanuatu are English, French, and Bislama.

Independent Yes
Country codes VU, VUT (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Vanuatu
Official languages Bislama, English, French
Religion 93.3% Christianity, 4.1% Folk religions, 1.2% None, 1.4% Others
Capital city Port Vila
Continent Oceania
Time zone UTC+11 (VUT (Vanuatu Time))
Member of United Nations
Commonwealth of Nations
Pacific Community
Population 325,757 (2023)
Population density 25 per Km2 (65 people per mi2)
Urban Population 24.4 % of the population is urban (75,025 people in 2020)
Migrants (net) 120
Median age 21.1 years
Total area The total land area is 12,190 Km2 (4,707 sq. miles)
Highest point Mount Tabwemasana on Espiritu Santo (1 877 m, 6 158 ft)
Lowest point South Pacific Ocean
GDP per capita $ 2,996 (World Bank, 2021)
Currency Vanuatu vatu (Vt, VUV)
Calling code +678
Internet TLD .vu (click here to find and register domain name)
Country Wikipedia Page Vanuatu Wikipedia Page

Main Cities by Population in Vanuatu

1 Port-Vila 35,901
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