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Internet Usage Statistics:
51,186 Internet users as of November, 2015;
18.8% of the population, according to IWS.

Vanuatu - officially the Republic of Vanuatu - is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres (310 mi) north-east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea.

Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. In the late 18th century Europeans began to settle in the area. In the 1880s France and the United Kingdom claimed parts of the country, 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 created in 1980.

Vanuatu is mountainous and much of it is covered with tropical rainforests. Like most of the area, it is prone to earthquakes and tidal waves. Most of the people live in rural areas and practice subsistence agriculture.

The main sources of revenue are agriculture and eco-tourism. Both depend on the weather, and when, as in 1999, cyclones and persistent rain hit Vanuatu, both suffer. Tax revenue is derived from import duties, and neither personal income nor company profits are taxed.

Latest Population Estimate:
272,264 population for 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Latest GNI Estimate:
GNI per capita (PPP) estimate is US$ 3,097 for 2014.

Vanuatu Size (Area):
Total size is 12,190 sq km - Population Density is 23 persons per sq km.

Weather in Vanuatu: Weather in Port Vila

Travel to Vanuatu: Tourism in Vanuatu.

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source




1.6 %

US$ 1,153





7.8 %

US$ 2,442





18.8 %

US$ 3,097


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Search Engines and Directories:

Vanuatu Search Engines

Vanuatu Open Directory


Vanuatu Profile

Vanuatu Real Estate
House Prices, Rents, and Yields in Vanuatu.
Property Guide and Market Research.

Doing Business in Vanuatu
Doing Business 2016 data for Papua New Guinea,
World Bank economic report.

Vanuatu in the Wikipedia
History, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Vanuatu in the CIA Factbook
Information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Vanuatu Profile
Up to date resume about leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Republic of Vanuatu Government Portal
Ministries, Provincial Governments, State Enterprises, News, Links.

Vanuatu Telecom Limited
The Vanuatu Telecommunications portal, with useful information.

Vanuatu Telecommunications Reports

Vanuatu Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics Report
Telecom Vanuatu Ltd (TVL) has a monopoly on the provision of all telecommunications services including local, long-distance, international, cellular, leased lines and telex services. Urban areas are well served by modern digital exchanges through a fully underground network, while rural areas remain inadequately serviced. Vanuatu was the first in the Pacific region to pass electronic transaction, e-business, and interactive gaming legislation. The analogue cellular network was replaced with a digital GSM 900 system in 2002. This has resulted in a more than threefold growth in the number of mobile subscribers. ADSL speeds of up to 1Mb/s are provided through both fixed-line ADSL and WiFi (wireless access).
See summary and table of contents

Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Vanuatu

November 2015 Review

The e-commerce is not very developed in the present moment.

Keep tuned to the Telecommunications Industry Reports. New statistics, figures and updates become available all the time.

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