In the 1880s, France and Great Britain claimed parts of the archipelago, and in 1906 they agreed on a framework for jointly managing the archipelago as the New Hebrides through a British–French Condominium.

An independence movement arose in the 1970s, and the Republic of Vanuatu was founded in 1980.

  • The largest export partner of Vanuatu is Thailand.
  • The largest import partner of Vanuatu is China.
  • There are 3 seaports in Vanuatu.

Tourist Attraction#

A stratovolcano forms the small island of Lopévi. It has erupted more than 20 times since 1863.

National Facts#

  • The national dish of Vanuatu is Lap lap.


  1. Text marked as italic is taken from unter CC