14 Prosperous Facts About Port Vila

Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 14 facts about Port Vila!

Geographical stats…

  1. Port Vila is the capital city of Vanuatu.
  2. Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Port Vee-lah.
  3. Port Vila’s population was 53,000 in 2014…
  4. …that’s around half the population of Basingstoke.
  5. Port Vila is located 193 ft above sea level.
  6. Residents of Port Vila are known as Ni-Vanuatu.
  7. Ni-Vanuatu living in Port Vila enjoy a tropical rainforest climate with little season temperature variation and an average annual temperature of 25°C.
  8. Looking to fly yourself to Port Vila? You’ll need the coordinates of 17.7500° S, 168.3000° E.
  9. Make sure you visit Mele Cascades if you’re in Port Vila; it’s a 35m waterfall with stunningly clear pools of water below. There’s steps leading up the waterfall too, so you can walk up and admire the view, take a dip in the pools or even wash yourself off under the waterfall itself!
  10. Despite its name, Port Vila’s Cruise Ship moorings are not quite what you’d expect! The ships appear to have magically moored upon a sandy tropical island, with locals standing at their traditional shacks selling goods to passengers as they disembark!

Social intricacies

  1. The official languages of Port Vila are English, French and Bislama.
  2. Vanuatu Vatu is the official currency here.
  3. Vanuatu welcomed 110,000 tourists into the country in 2013, many of whom visited Port Vila for its crystal clear waters, stunning vistas and rich culture.

Bonus Fact!

  1. Do you know someone lucky enough to live in Port Vila? You can make cheap calls to Port Vila with Cherry Call – don’t forget, you’ll also need to use the international dialling code of 00678.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in Port Vila, head over to the Vanuatu Daily Post website.

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