Abkhazia considers itself an independent state, called the Republic of Abkhazia or Aphsny. It has its own borders, distinct ethnic population, functioning Govt., military and a national bank. Abkhazia has been more or less an independent nation for over 1,000 years. The Georgian Govt., the United Nations and the majority of the world’s governments consider Abkhazia a part of Georgia’s territory, though Georgia does not control it. Under Georgia’s official designation it is an autonomous republic, called the Autonomous Republic of Abkhazia.
Tokelau is an island country, a part of New Zealand. Tokelau is a Polynesian word which means north wind. The United Nations General Assembly considered Tokelau as a non self governing territory. This island was adopted as the name in 1946 and was contracted to Tokelau on December 9, 1976. It includes three atolls in South pacific Ocean. The atolls of Tokelau provide habitat for 38 native plant species, over 150 insect species and 10 land crab species.
Vanuatu is a pacific island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. Vanuatu is known for its magnificent scenery, active volcanoes and uncommon Melanesian culture. Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. The history of Vanuatu is obscure. The climate of Vanuatu is peculiar, eight to nine of summer & humid and around 4 months cooler. There is also possibility of cyclones. Vanuatu has a long rainy season with significant rainfall almost every month. From December to April weather remains the wettest and hottest which is a cyclone season. The United Nations consider Vanuatu as the country vulnerable to the highest natural disaster risk.