Where is Wallis and Futuna?

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

Wallis and Futuna is an Oceanian country covering 142.00 km2. This makes it the 22nd smallest region in the world and about 19 times smaller than Rhode Island. Its geographic coordinates are 13 18 S, 176 12 W and Mata Utu is the capital city.

It was named after British Captain Samuel Wallis, who discovered the island in 1767.

Its ISO code is WF.

Geography

Wallis and Futuna has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Pacific Ocean. Its highest elevation is Mont Singavi (on Futuna) which is 765m above tall.

The climate is hot and dry, with rain a rare occurrence. Its terrain is of volcanic origin and consists of low hills.

Population

Wallis and Futuna has a population of 15,664 making it the 220th largest in the world.

Wallisian, Furtunian and French are all widely spoken. The most common ethnic group is reported as Polynesian. The majority of the population identifies as Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 681.

Government

It is an overseas territory of France. Its constitution was last ratified in 1958.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Wallis and Futuna's GDP is $60,000,000.00 (USD) with $3,800.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 222nd largest economy and its citizens the 172nd richest in the world. The currency of Wallis and Futuna is the Franc (XPF). Its main exports are copra, chemicals, and construction materials. Its major imports include chemicals, machinery, and consumer goods.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017