Where is Tuvalu?

Located in Oceania, Tuvalu is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Tuvalu is an Oceanian country covering 26.00 km2. This makes it the 4th smallest country in the world and about 105 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 8 00 S, 178 00 E and Funafuti is the capital city.

The country's name means "group of eight" or "eight standing together".

Its ISO code is TV.

Geography

Tuvalu has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Pacific Ocean. Its highest elevation is unnamed location which is 5m above tall.

It has a tropical climate that is usually rainy, with two dry seasons from December to February and June to August. Its terrain is low-lying with narrow coral atolls.

Population

Tuvalu has a population of 10,959 making it the 221st largest in the world.

Tuvalu and English are both official languages. The ethnic majority is Polynesian. The majority of the population is Protestant Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 688.

Government

Tuvalu is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1978. Its constitution was last ratified in 1982.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Tuvalu's GDP is $39,000,000.00 (USD) with $3,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 224th largest economy and its citizens the 177th richest in the world. The currency of Tuvalu is the Dollar (AUD). Its main exports are copra and fish. Its major imports include food, animals, mineral fuels, and machinery.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017