Vanuatu, ofﬁcially known as the Republic of Vanuatu, is an archipelago nation, spread across 82 islands in the south Paciﬁc Ocean. The country’s capital and largest city is Port Villa and its ofﬁcial languages are Bislama, French and English – though over 100 languages are estimated to be spoken locally. The local currency is the Vanuatu Vatu (VAV). Vanuatu enjoys strong relationships with many powerful nations around the world, with close cultural and economic ties to Australia, New Zealand and much of the European Union. The country is also a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.