We, we, we are happy to proclaim
We, we, we are the people of Vanuatu
God has given us this land,
We have great cause for rejoicing
We are strong and we are free in this land
We are all brothers
There were many ways before
There are many ways today
But we are all one
Despite our many ways
We work hard on our many islands
God helps us in our work
He is Our Father!
Adopted in 1980, this flag uses very distinctive colors to represent the culture
of Vanuatu. Red is symbolic of blood while green recalls the richness of the islands.
The yellow y-shape depicts the outline of the Vanuatu archipelago and the color of
sunshine. The boar's tusk stands for prosperity and the fern leaves represent peaceful intentions.
16 00 S, 167 00 E
12,189 sq km
Port-Vila (on Efate)
$1.041 billion (2009 est.)
Vanuatu vatu (VUV)