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A group of nine islands, totalling about 10 square miles and a population of 12,300, Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country (by size) in the world. Its highest elevation is about 15 feet above sea level and is subject to frequent flooding, not from sea water coming ashore but percolating up through the porous volcanic rock that form the islands. They are one of the places in the world specifically threatened by rising sea levels. Tuvaluan are a Polynesian people who have inhabited these islands for about 3000 years. The official language is Tuvaluan, but they also speak English. Because of their size and remoteness, they don't have a large tourist industry so travelers who are able to reach Tuvalu will benefit from unspoiled, uncrowded beaches. Only the main island has paved roads and there is a single airstrip which is often used as a road by the locals since there are only three arrivals and departures per week. See the links below for more information.
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What is the national capital of Tuvalu?

The capital city of Tuvalu is Funafuti. In the Oxford Atlas 32nd edition, you might find that the capital is Sunasupi. I think it was also called Fongafale .

Where is Tuvalu?

A small Commonwealth island of the about 2000 northwest coast of Australia. It's one of a pacific nations.

What is the teritory of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is a country, a member of the British Commonwealth. It's a group of nine islands in the Pacific Ocean 'near' the Solomons and Fiji. See the link below for some more information about Tuvalu.

How hot is it when it is summer in Tuvalu?

Today, Feb. 18th (Feb. 19th in Tuvalu), it's midsummer in Tuvalu. The tempertures have been in the mid eithties this week. Use the link below to check the current weather in Tuvalu.

Who is the President of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is a member of the British Commonwealth and has a Prime Minister. Since 9/29/10, the Prime Minister is Maatia Toafa.

What continent is tuvalu on?

Tuvalu is considered part of the continent Australia. However, itis not actually on it, as it is an island in between Australia andHawaii.

President of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu doesn't have a president; the Prime Minister since the 2006 election isApisai Ielemia. Tavau Teii is the deputy prime minister.

Why is Tuvalu poor?

Tuvalu has few natural resources or products to export but must import most of the commodities that are needed for everyday life. Their exports of copra and fish generate about $1 million per year and imports cost about $12.9 million per year. They also generate substantial income from leasing their (MORE)

What is the state of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is a country, a member of the British Commonwealth. It's a group of nine islands in the Pacific Ocean 'near' the Solomons and Fiji. See the link below for some more information about Tuvalu.

What does the flag Tuvalu look like?

The flag of Tuvalu is a light blue background representing the Pacific Ocean, with nine stars representing the nine islands, and the British jack completing the upper left quadrant. See the link below for a picture and history of the flag.

What continent is Tuvalu in?

Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) is part of Oceania , it's an island nation , consisting of nine atolls, eight of them are inhabitable, in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon Islands and Fiji.

Does Tuvalu have a president?

Tuvalu has not a president but only a prime minister and a governor general. Theoretically the Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is the queen of Tuvalu.

How does global warming affect Tuvalu?

Global warming affects tuvalu because Tuvalu is extremely low lying and so, as sea levels rise because of the melting ice caps, it will flood and go underwater very fast. it is considered the most supsceptible area to climate change. All Tuvalu is flooding because of the rising sea level. They can't (MORE)

What is the longest river in Tuvalu?

Tuvalu has no rivers. Tuvalu consists of nine small islands for a total of 10 square miles. Please see the sattleite photo of the main island of Funafuit.

What languages are spoken in Tuvalu?

Tuvaluan is a Polynesian language of the Ellicean group spoken in Tuvalu. It is more or less distantly related to all other Polynesian languages, such as Hawaiian, Māori, Tahitian, Samoan, and Tongan, and most closely related to the languages spoken on the Polynesian Outliers in Micronesia and No (MORE)

What are the customs of Tuvalu?

for men:- chaddi and baniyaan with socks and shoe.. night dress:-only condom.. for women:- bikini and panty with slippers.. night dress:-no dress(naked)

In what continent is Tuvalu?

Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) is part of Oceania , it's an island nation, consisting of nine atolls, eight of them are inhabitable, in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomon's and Fiji.

Which ocean is Tuvalu in?

Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) is an island nation in the Pacific Ocean , consisting of nine islands, in the region known as Oceania.

Why did Tuvalu join the United Nations?

Tuvalu joined the United Nations on 5/9/2000. In his speech at the flag raising ceremony at the UN, Prime Minister Ionatana Ionatana said that Tuvalu would benefit from the UN's education and development programs.

Is tuvalu sinking?

Yes, Tuvalu is sinking beneath the water surface. However, it is not literally sinking, it is the sea level rising that causes it to 'sink', due to global warming and the melting of the polar ice caps.

What is the life expectancy in Tuvalu?

According to the CIA World Factbook, the life expectancy for the people of Tuvalu is 66.9 years for men; 71.7 years for women; and 69.3 years for the population as a whole.

What type of govenrment does Tuvalu have?

The government of Tuvalu is a parliamentary democracy and a member of the British Commonwealth. The Chief of State is Queen Elizabeth II, represented by the Governor General, Filomea Telito; the head of government is Prime Minister Apisai Ielemia; and the Cabinet is appointed by the governor general (MORE)

Who are some famous people from Tuvalu?

There are no internationally famous Tuvaluans to my knowledge. The most prominent statesmen are Sir Toaripi Lauti and Sir Tomasi Puapua, both of whom served as Prime Minister and later Governor-General.

What is the tourist attraction in Tuvalu?

The attraction for tourists to Tuvalu is it's remoteness. The beautiful beaches are not crowded with tourists because it takes some effort to reach Tuvalu and most of the accommodations are simple and homelike.

How did Tuvalu become an independent nation?

At the time called Ellice Islands, a referendum in 1974 establishedthat Ellice islanders wanted separate status from the GilbertIslands. The country was renamed Tuvalu. The Tuvalu IndependenceOrder 1978 presented to the Court at Buckingham Palace on July25, 1978, declared independence within the B (MORE)

Where is Tuvalu Ellice Islands?

Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) is located in the pacific at 8° 31′ 0″ S, 179° 13′ 0″ E, near the Solomon Islands and Fiji.

Who is the Prime Minister of Tuvalu?

Willie Telavi is the Prime Minister of Tuvalu. Telavi became the Prime Minister of Tuvalu on 2010 December 24. Telavi helped bring down the previous Prime Minister Maatia Toafa, by crossing the floor and enabling a vote of non-confidence.

What is the traditional dish for Tuvalu?

The traditional food of Tuvalu is like most of the Pacific a root based dish called pulaka( a carbohydrate root). It is boiled and also steamed in an earth oven called an umu. To make it more palatable for the traditional feast it can also be grated and added to coconut milk ( lalu) and then wrapped (MORE)

What is the location of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is island group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia. See the link below for more information.

Why did Tuvalu join the UN?

Tuvalu joined the United Nations on 5/9/2000. In his speech at the flag raising ceremony at the UN, Prime Minister Ionatana Ionatana said that Tuvalu would benefit from the UN's education and development programs.

What are the nine island's name in Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is made up of nine 'islands', six of which are atolls and three are coral reefs: Nanumea Niutao Nanumaga Nui Vaitupu Nukufetau Funafuti (capital and largest population of about 4,500) Nukulaelae Niulakita

How may participant cames from Tuvalu?

In the 2008 summer games at the Olympics Beijing, the first time for participation for Tuvalu sent: Logona Esau, weightlifter Asenate Manoa, female runner 100m sprint Okilani Tinilau, male runner 100m sprint In the Commonwealth Games held in New Delhi in October 2010, Tuvalu sent: Fakapel (MORE)

What is the national costume in Tuvalu?

Dances and ceremonies: It mainly consists of 'Ti-ti' which is made from dried coconut leaves that are then colour died in the main colours of red, purple, yellow and with hints of white. This is worn by both men and women. The 'ti-ti' is really a grass skirt of the likes. The women then wear mat ( (MORE)

What contenent is Tuvalu on?

Tuvalu is not on or near a continent, it's an island nation, consisting of nine islands, in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomons and Fiji.

How has climate change affected Tuvalu?

In his presentation to the United Nations General Assembly New Yorkon September 24, 2003, Saufatu Sopoanga, Prime Minister of Tuvaluclearly shows how dire a threat global warming and any rise in sealevel is to the people of Tuvalu: "We live in constant fear ofthe adverse impacts of climate change. (MORE)

What is the introduction of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is an independent, constitutional monarchy in the southwestPacific Ocean. Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, separated fromthe Gilbert Islands after a referendum in 1975, and achievedindependence from Great Britain on October 1, 1978. The populationof Tuvalu is between 11,000-12,000 people (MORE)

What is the telephone country code for Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is country code +688. (The plus sign means "insert your international access prefix here." From a GSM mobile phone, you can enter the number in full international format, starting with the plus sign. The most common prefix is 00 , but North America (USA, Canada, etc.) uses 011 , Japan (MORE)

What religion is tuvalu?

91% of the population belongs to the Church of Tuvalu (a Christian church); 3% is Seventh-day Adventist (a protestant-Christian denomination) ; another 3% is Baha'i ( a monotheistic religion founded by Baha'u'llah in 19th-century Persia, emphasizing the spiritual unity of all humankind) ; 2% are Jeh (MORE)

Who is the Prime Minister of Tuvalu in 2013?

Willie Telavi is the Prime Minister of Tuvalu in 2013. Telavi became the Prime Minister of Tuvalu on 2010 December 24. Telavi helped bring down the previous Prime Minister Maatia Toafa, by crossing the floor and enabling a vote of non-confidence.

Who was the Prime Minister of Tuvalu in 2012?

Willie Telavi was the Prime Minister of Tuvalu in 2012. Telavi became the Prime Minister of Tuvalu on 2010 December 24. Telavi helped bring down the previous Prime Minister Maatia Toafa, by crossing the floor and enabling a vote of non-confidence.

Who was the Prime Minister of Tuvalu in 2011?

Willie Telavi was the Prime Minister of Tuvalu in 2011. Telavi became the Prime Minister of Tuvalu on 2010 December 24. Telavi helped bring down the previous Prime Minister Maatia Toafa, by crossing the floor and enabling a vote of non-confidence.