Country: Vanuatu

Population: 211,971

Capital: Port-Vila (on Efate)

Time Zone: UTC+11

Currency Name: vatu (VUV)

Government Type: parliamentary republic

Languages: local languages (more than 100) 72.6%, pidgin (known as Bislama or Bichelama) 23.1%, English 1.9%, French 1.4%, other 0.3%, unspecified 0.7%

Ethnic Breakdown: Ni-Vanuatu 98.5%, other 1.5%

Religion: Presbyterian 31.4%, Anglican 13.4%, Roman Catholic 13.1%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, other Christian 13.8%, indigenous beliefs 5.6% (including Jon Frum cargo cult), other 9.6%, none 1%, unspecified 1.3%

Major Cities: Port-Vila (Efate)

Phone Country Code: 678

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.vanuatutourism.com/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: I

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Vanuatu has the happiest population in the world.