Vanuatu (GPS: 16 00 S, 167 00 E) is located in Oceania, a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about three-quarters of the way from Hawaii to Australia. The country’s area measurements are total: 12,189 sq km; land: 12,189 sq km, water: 0 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly larger than Connecticut. The total irrigated land is 0 sq km (2012).
One of Vanuatu’s essential features is a Y-shaped chain of four main islands and 80 smaller islands. Several of the islands have active volcanoes, and there are several underwater volcanoes as well.