Vanuatu, an independent republic consisting of more than 80 islands
in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, located about 5,600 km southwest
of Hawaii and about 2,400 km northeast of Australia.
The capital and largest city is Port-Vila, located on the island
of Efate. Vanuatu consists of 80 islands located in a Y-shaped archipelago,
1,300 miles northeast of Sydney, Australia.
It is an independent parliamentary democracy and a member of the
British Commonwealth, with a primarily agricultural economy.
The climate is subtropical. Trade winds occur from May to October.
Warm, humid and wet between November and April. Rain is moderate.
Cyclones are possible between December and April.