Overview of Tuvalu

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Officially name: Tuvalu

Capital: Funafuti

Official language: Tuvaluan, English

Government: Parliamentary Democracy & Constitutional monarchy

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Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighbours are Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji. It comprises four reef islands and five true atolls.

Area

Total 26 km2 (226th)
Water (%) negligible

Population

2010 estimate 10,472 (217th)
Density 475.88/km2 (22nd)
1,142/sq mi

Currency: Tuvaluan dollar Australian dollar (AUD)

Time zone

(UTC+12)

Drives on the left


Internet TLD: .tv

Calling code: 688