Vanuatu

By Logan Hay

The geography of Vanuatu

It has only one mountain the Tabwnasana mts. This country is a group of islands surrounded by the South Pacific Ocean and the Coral Sea

The climate

tropical; moderated by southeast trade winds from May to October; moderate rainfall from November to April; may be affected by cyclones from December to April

The animals and plants

Two rare animals in this country are the imperial-pigeon and the royal parrotfinch. the Cyrtandra efatensis and Gardenia tannaensis are rare plant life that live in this domain.

The natural resources

The main resources are manganese, hardwood forests,and fish.


The history of Vanuatu

Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Vanuatu was adopted.

The people and languages

People and languages: local languages 72.6%, pidgin 23.1%, English 1.9%, French 1.4%, other 0.3%, unspecified 0.7%. 98% of the people originated from the islands.

Land use

This South Pacific island economy is based primarily on small-scale agriculture, which provides a living for about two-thirds of the population. Fishing, offshore financial services, and tourism, with nearly 197,000 visitors in 2008, are other mainstays of the economy. Mineral deposits are negligible; the country has no known petroleum deposits. A small light industry sector caters to the local market. Tax revenues come mainly from import duties. Economic development is hindered by dependence on relatively few commodity exports, vulnerability to natural disasters, and long distances from main markets and between constituent islands. In response to foreign concerns, the government has promised to tighten regulation of its offshore financial center. In mid-2002, the government stepped up efforts to boost tourism through improved air connections, resort development, and cruise ship facilities. Agriculture, especially livestock farming, is a second target for growth. Australia and New Zealand are the main suppliers of tourists and foreign aid.

Religion and education

Protestant 55.6%, Presbyterian 31.4%, Anglican 13.4% are the biggest religions in Vanuatu. The education is around ten years of school

The traditions,customs,and food

Tradition:Birth place of bungee jumping, visiting the tall towers jumping of the building with a vein around their legs

Customs:Couldn't find

Food:lap-lap,Tuluk,and steak


Issues

Typhoons and tsunamis are issues