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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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How far is the distance from Tuvalu to Fiji?

From Tuvalu's main island, Funafuti, it is 1200 mi. (1920km) south to Suva, Fiji.

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What is Tuvalu like?

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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How many coral atolls make up Tuvalu?

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

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What are the names of various ministries and their departments in Tuvalu?

As a British Commonwealth member, Queen Elizabeth II is chief of state, represented by Governor General Iakoba Taeia Italeli; a Prime Minister, currently Maatia Toafa; and the Cabinet appointed by the governor general on the recommendation of the prime minister.

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The legislative branch consists of a unicameral Parliament, also called House of Assembly with 15 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve four-year terms.

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The judicial branch is the High Court, which a chief justice visits twice a year to preside over its sessions; its rulings can be appealed to the Court of Appeal in Fiji; and eight island courts with limited jurisdiction.

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Tuvalu's only diplomatic post is in Fiji, and Tuvalu does have a UN office in New York City.

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What is the highiest point on Tuvalu?

The highest point in Tuvalu is about 15 feet above sea level.

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Flight Times

How long is a flight from Atlanta to Tuvalu?

The flight time from Atlanta, Georgia to Tuvalu is about 13 hours, 50 minutes.

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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.

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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.

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Does Tuvalu have any mountains?

No, Tuvalu is made up of nine islands and the highest elevation is about 15 feet above sea level.

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What does Tuvalu mean?

"Tuvalu" means "group of eight" referring to the country's eight traditionally inhabited islands.

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Latitude and Longitude

What is the latitude and longitude of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu: 8° 31′ 0″ S, 179° 13′ 0″ E

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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.

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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.

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Population

What is the population and the population density of tuvalu?

Population: 11,000

Population Density: 1,100 (per square mile)

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Islands

Is Tuvalu a high island or a low island?

Tuvalu is a low island.

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International Business and Trade

What are the three top trading partners of Tuvalu?

According to the CIA World Factbook, substantial income is received annually from the Tuvalu Trust Fund (TTF) an international trust fund established in 1987 by Australia, NZ, and the UK and supported also by Japan and South Korea. Thanks to wise investments and conservative withdrawals, this fund grew from an initial $17 million to an estimated value of $77 million in 2006. The US Government is also a major revenue source for Tuvalu because of payments from a 1988 treaty on fisheries. Tuvalu also derives royalties from the lease of its ".tv" Internet domain name with revenue of more than $2 million in 2006.

Trading partners are not a significant economic factor for Tuvalu because they have so little to trade.

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What do people eat in Tuvalu?

food.

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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.

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What is the currency for Tuvalu?

The currency used in Tuvalu is the Tuvaluan dollar and the Australian dollar.

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Climatology and Climate Changes

How is climate change affecting Tuvalu?

its not...

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What was Tuvalu previously known as?

Tuvalu was previously known as the Ellice Islands.

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Picture and Image Searches

Where can you find pictures of starving kids in Tuvalu?

You can't because the children of Tuvalu aren't starving. They have a livable economy and they are excellent fishermen.

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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.

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Commonwealth Games

When did Tuvalu first enter the commonwealth games?

Tuvalu first took part in the Commonwealth Games in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur.

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Pacific Ocean

What does the number Tuvalu mean in the Pacific Islands?

Tuvalu" means "group of eight" referring to the country's eight traditionally inhabited islands.

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