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  • Vanuatu, Republic
  • Vatu
  • Port Vila
  • of 12 190 sq. km
  • English (state), fr., dialects
  • VU (VUT) 548

The independent state of Vanuatu was formed in 1980. In territory of New Hebrides - the former joint colonial possession (condominium) of Great Britain and France.

To 1940. On islands New Hebrides the French, English and Australian notes addressed. On August, 31st 1941. The franc of New Hebrides manufactured by the French private Indochina bank has been entered.

Since January, 1st 1981.introduced new monetary unit - the vatu, equal to franc of New Hebrides.

the Flag of Vanuatu the Map of Vanuatu
the Arms of Vanuatu

The term vatu in transfer from one From local dialects, designates " stone". In The cash circulation of the country there are denominations of denomination 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 5000 vatu.

Symbol vatu - VT . Notes of all nominal values contain the national arms on face side, and On a reverse various scenes from a local population everyday life are represented. The anniversary have been manufactured also Notes. It is 200 and 500 vatu which issue is devoted the independence 15 anniversary. On face sides of denominations The anniversary text imposed on a watermark is seated. The anniversary has precisely same decor of the text also The note of denomination 1000 vatu which issue has been dated for the 25 anniversary from the date of acquisition by the state Independence.

Polymeric plastic notes 10000 vatu have been manufactured for the first time on July, 28th, 2010. Now it is denominations of the highest nominal value in Vanuatu.

Face side 1000 vatu
the Back 1000 vatu

Free importation and exportation of local money are allowed. As to a foreign exchange, its importation and exportation also Are carried out without restrictions. Besides the domestic currency of Vanuatu, on territory of the country in circulation there are Aussie dollars.

Face side 10000 vatu
the Back 10000 vatu

It is updated 04.2012

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