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Here are some interesting facts about Vanuatu - Category: Introduction - Background: 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.

Category: Government - Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

Category: People - HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA

Category: Economy - Exports: million f.o.b. (2006)

Category: Geography - Area - comparative: slightly larger than Connecticut

Category: Transportation - Airports - with paved runways: total: 3; 2,438 to 3,047 m: 1; 1,524 to 2,437 m: 1; 914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2007)

Category: Communications - Internet country code: .vu

Category: Military - Military expenditures (% of GDP): NA

Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: Matthew and Hunter Islands east of New Caledonia claimed by Vanuatu and France

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  1. Economy - Natural gas - imports (cu m): 0 cu m (2007 estimate)

  2. Transportation - Ports and terminals: Forari, Port-Vila, Santo (Espiritu Santo)

  3. Economy - Natural gas - proved reserves (cu m): 0 cu m (1 January 2006 estimate)

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook