13 Prosperous Facts about Port Vila
Like to know a little more about the capital cities of the world? Take a look at these 13 interesting facts about Port Vila!
- Port Vila is the capital city of Vanuatu.
- Wondering how to say the name of this wonderful city? It’s pronounced Port Vee-lah.
- Port Vila’s population was 53,000 in 2014…
- …that’s around half the population of Basingstoke.
- Port Vila is located 193 ft above sea level.
- Residents of Port Vila are known as Ni-Vanuatu.
- Ni-Vanuatu living in Port Vila enjoy a tropical rainforest climate with little season temperature variation and an average annual temperature of 25°C.
- Looking to fly yourself to Port Vila? You’ll need the coordinates of 17.7500° S, 168.3000° E.
- 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!
- 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!
- The official languages of Port Vila are English, French and Bislama.
- Vanuatu Vatu is the official currency here.
- 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.