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Vanuatu: Geography#

LocationOceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia
Geographic Coordinates16 00 S, 167 00 E -16.0,167.0
Area total: 12,189 sq km
land: 12,189 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes more than 80 islands, about 65 of which are inhabited
[Verified in 8 databases]
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline2,528 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Tabwemasana 1,877 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Tabwemasana 1877 m

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Terrainmostly mountainous islands of volcanic origin; narrow coastal plains
Natural Hazardstropical cyclones or typhoons (January to April); volcanic eruption on Aoba (Ambae) island began on 27 November 2005, volcanism also causes minor earthquakes; tsunamis volcanism: significant volcanic activity with multiple eruptions in recent years; Yasur (elev. 361 m), one of the world's most active volcanoes, has experienced continuous activity in recent centuries; other historically active volcanoes include, Aoba, Ambrym, Epi, Gaua, Kuwae, Lopevi, Suretamatai, and Traitor's Head
Natural Resourcemanganese, hardwood forests, fish
Land Usearable land: 1.64%
permanent crops: 10.25%
other: 88.11% (2011)
Climatetropical; moderated by southeast trade winds from May to October; moderate rainfall from November to April; may be affected by cyclones from December to April
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesmost of the population does not have access to a reliable supply of potable water; deforestation
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 94
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesPort-Vila; Luganville; Norsup; Port Olry; Isangel
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Important Cities
Geography-notea Y-shaped chain of four main islands and 80 smaller islands; several of the islands have active volcanoes and there are several underwater volcanoes as well