After some 74 years of joint “Condominium” rule between Britain and France, Vanuatu finally received its independence on the 30th July 1980. Vanuatu is consisting of about 82 relatively small island of volcanic origin (65 of them inhabited),

The highest point of Vanuatu is Mount Tabwemasana (1'879 m), located on the isolated west coast of Espiritu Santo Island.

France 2012 Ecuador map on stamp 1957
Vanuatu 1980

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