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Gay Guide Vanuatu
The age of consent for all is 16. In 2011, government representatives signed the United Nations Treaty to End Violence and Discrimination against LGBT. The organisation "Vpride Foundation" supports the rights of queer people in Vanuatu, some of the events they organised were even attended by government representatives. However, homosexual partnerships are not recognised by law. In the "land rising from the sea", a small, discreet gay scene has developed. The capital, Port-Vila, is a small town with almost 34,000 inhabitants, mostly Melanesians, Polynesians, Europeans, Vietnamese and Chinese. The archipelago is situated in the South Pacific and consists of 82 small volcanic islands, 65 of which are currently inhabited.
Cities in Vanuatu
International country code: 678 (no area codes)
International access code: 00
Language: English, French, Bichelamar
Currency: 1 Vatu (VT)
Capital: Port-Vila (on Efate)
Religions: 80% Christian
Climate: Tropical climate that is effected by southeast trade winds.