Travel Facts about Vanuatu:
Local currency? Vanuatu vanu.
National dish? ‘lap lap’ is vegetable paste, coconut milk and meat cooked in a banana leaf.
The name of Vanuatu, from two local words meaning ‘home’ and ‘stand’ was adopted on independence in 1980.
Vanuatu includes 13 larger islands and about 70 smaller ones.
The major industries are food and fish freezing, wood processing and meat canning. Exports are beef, cacao, timber and kava.