Common English Name: Tuvalu
Capital: Funafuti

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Official Language(s)

Tuvaluan, English
Secondary Languages: Samoan, I-Kiribati

Resources

Fish

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Tuvaluan (97%), Other Polynesian (2%), Gilbertese (1%)

People

Est. Population:

10,959

Demonym:

Tuvaluan

Religions:

Protestant (94.6%)
Other Christian (2.0%)
Roman Catholic (1.6%)
Baha’i (1.0%)
Atheist (1.0%)

Largest City:

Funafuti (6,000)

Geography

Region:

Oceania

Bodies of Water:

Pacific Ocean (Surrounded)

Total Area:

26 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

None (Island)

Total Coastline:

24 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Low-lying and narrow coral atolls

Highest Point

Unnamed location (5 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Severe tropical storms

Government

Type:

Parliamentary democracy

Heads of State:

Queen Elizabeth II (United Kingdom)

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga

Admin. Divisions

7 Island Councils

Independence:

1 October 1978 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Maneapa

Nat'l Anthem:

Tuvalu mo te Atua

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$3,400 (USD)

Currency

$ (Tuvaluan Dollar)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = $ (Tuvaluan Dollar)1.36

Communication

Internet Code

.tv

Telephone Code

+688

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Cultural Notes

The most popular sport is kilikiti, which is similar to cricket.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tv.html (Majority of information)
https://joshuaproject.net/countries/TV (Ethnic and religious data)
http://www.stat.gov.tm/ (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 25 December 2016