Vanuatu is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1750 km east of northern Australia, 500 km north east of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and South east of the Solomon Islands near New Guinea.
Vanuatu is a Y shaped chain of islands that consists of about 83 islands with a total land area of 12,336 square kilometers.
The four largest islands are Espiritu Santo (3677sq km), Malekula (2023 sq km), Erromango (975sq km) and Efate (915 sq km). Efate is the main island of Vanuatu, where the capital Port Vila is situated and is the country’s main tourism and business destination.