Flag of Vanuatu

Flag of Vanuatu

Vanuatu is an archipelago located in the Pacific Ocean which was known as New Hebrides until 1980. In this year was an independence from France and the UK was achieved. The leaf is divided into three main parts. On the pole side of the flag, a black wedge that divides the rest of the flag into red and green fields is placed. The inner parts of the fields are lined with yellow and black stripes. The wedge additionally carries a symbol of boar tusks and two branches of cycads, which stands for peace and prosperity. The red color of the flag refers to the blood of sacrificial boar as well as to human blood. The green bar represents the islands itself and the black one refers to its soil and Melanesian population. The letter "Y" reminds the shape of the archipelago visible from the height.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes VU, VUT (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Vanuatu
Capital city Port Vila
Continent Oceania
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, Pacific Community
Population 304 500 (2018)
Total area 12 189 km2
Highest point Mount Tabwemasana on Espiritu Santo (1 877 m, 6 158 ft)
Lowest point South Pacific Ocean
GDP per capita $ 3 124 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Vanuatu vatu (Vt, VUV)
Calling code +678
Internet TLD .vu

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