Vanuatu profile

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  • Full name: Republic of Vanuatu
  • Population: 246,000 (UN, 2011)
  • Capital: Port-Vila
  • Area: 12,190 sq km (4,707 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Bislama, French, English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 74 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 vatu = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Copra, timber, beef, cocoa
  • GNI per capita: US $2,870 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .vu
  • International dialling code: +678

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