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Vanuatu

Volcanoes and coconut crabs.

Vanuatu is an archipelago of 83 islands in the South Pacific, located east of Australia and southwest of Honolulu. The capital city is Port Vila, located on the island of Efate. The official languages of Vanuatu are English, French, and Bislama, a creole language.

The islands of Vanuatu were first inhabited by Melanesian people. The first Europeans to visit the islands were British and French explorers in the 17th and 18th centuries. Vanuatu was a French colony from 1887 to 1980, when it gained independence.

There are many reasons to visit Vanuatu. The country is known for its beaches, diving, and snorkeling. There are also many active volcanoes, including Yasur, which is one of the world's most accessible volcanoes. Visitors can also experience traditional Melanesian culture in Vanuatu.

The food of Vanuatu is a blend of Melanesian, French, and Chinese influences. Staple foods include yams, taro, and manioc. Seafood is also very popular, as the country is surrounded by the ocean. Some popular dishes include lap lap, a dish made with yams, coconut milk, and green leaves; and coconut crab, a dish made with crabs that live in coconut trees.

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