Tuvalu

Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) is an island nation, consisting of nine islands, in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomans and Fiji. Tuvalu is a member of the British Commonwealth whose native people are of Polynesian descent.

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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

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How many islands does Tuvalu have?

Tuvalu consists of nine islands, which combined, are about 26 square miles.

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How many tiny islands are there in Tuvalu altogether?

Tuvalu consists of nine islands, six of which are atolls and three of which are coral reefs.

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How did Tuvalu get its name?

Tuvalu, means "eight standing together" for the eight (of nine) inhabited islands that comprise the country.

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Continents

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.

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What is former name of Tuvalu?

Ellice Islands

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Latitude and Longitude

What is the latitude and longitude in Tuvalu?

Tuvalu (formerly the Ellice Islands) is at 8° 31′ 0″ S, 179° 13′ 0″ E.

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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.

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Is Tuvalu a high island?

Consisting of nine islands, Tuvalu's highes elevation is about 15 feet above sea level.

Tuvalu is a low island.

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Is Tuvalu a low island?

Yes, Tuvalu consists of nine small islands whose highest point is about 15 feet above sea level.

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Industries and Professions

What are the four main industries in Tuvalu?

According to the CIA World Factbook, 52% of Tuvalu's income is generated by services. Their chief source of service revenue is from leasing their domain name, .tv; their own websites actually use the .com domain. The rest of Tuvalu's income comes from tourism, fishing, and copra production.

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United Nations

When did Tuvalu join the United Nations?

On September 6, 2000, Tuvalu became the 189th member nation of the United Nations.

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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.

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How do you say hello in Tuvalu?

tafala

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Commonwealth Games
Summer Olympic Games

Does Tuvalu have any medals?

Logona Esau won the silver medal in the men's 68kg Clean and Jerk weightlifting division at the 2007 Pacific Games in Apia, Somoa. Tuvalu had six athletes participaitng at these events.

Three athletes from Tuvalu participated in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing but won no medals.

Tuvalu entered three athletes in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi but won no medals.

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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.

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Flight Times

How long is the flight from Fiji to Tuvalu?

The flight time from Fiji to Tuvalu about 1 hour, 20 minutes.

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Continents

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.

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Flight Times

How long is the flight from India to Atlanta Georgia?

Mumbai (BOM) to Atlanta, GA (ATL)

Shortest Flight Duration 20 hours 20 mins

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Islands

How many islands make up Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is made up of nine islands, eight of which are inhabited. Tuvalu, means "eight standing together".

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Is tuvalu the small country in the world?

No, Vatican City is the smallest country in the world.

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Same-Sex Marriage

Is same-sex marriage legal in Tuvalu?

No. In fact sex between males is illegal (Secs. 153, 154 and 155 of Penal Code).

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World Currencies

What is the basic unit of currency for Tuvalu?

The Tuvaluan dollar

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Tuvalu is east of which islands?

Tuvalu lies east of the Solomon Islands.

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How did Tuvalu become an independent nation?

At the time called Ellice Islands, a referendum in 1974 established that Ellice islanders wanted separate status from the Gilbert Islands. The country was renamed Tuvalu. The Tuvalu Independence Order 1978 presented to the Court at Buckingham Palace on July 25, 1978, declared independence within the British Commonwealth on October 1, 1978, stating the Constitution for Tuvalu to come into effect on that day, and included provision for the Legislature, the executive government, judiciary, and the public service.

In February 2000, the UN accepted Tuvalu as it's 189th member and in September 2000 it became a full member of the British Commonwealth, having been a special member since 1978.

Tuvalu Independence Day is celebrated on the first of October.

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