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Tuvalu
   Tuvalu is one of the smallest countries in the world and is made up of 9 atolls and islands, spread over an area of 700 kilometers; the closest territories are the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati) to the northwest and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the southeast.
Government type Parliamentary monarchy
Area 26 kmē (10 sq mi)
Population 10,600 inh. (2017 census)
Population 11,300 inh. (2022 est.)
Population density 435 inh/kmē (1,130 inh/miē)
Capital Funafuti (6,300 pop.)
Currency Tuvaluan dollar, Australian dollar
Languages English, Tuvaluan (both official)
Life expectancy M 68 years, F 72 years
Location in Oceania

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Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean

GEOGRAPHY DATA OF TUVALU


Largest cities
Senala 1,200 pop.
Highest elevation
4.6 m (15 ft) on Niulakita Island
Largest islands
Vaitapu 5.5 kmē (2.1 sq mi)
Nanumea 4 kmē (1.5 sq mi)

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF TUVALU

   Tuvalu is administratively divided into 9 districts, one of which, Funafuti, is referred to as the country's official capital, with government offices located in the village of Vaiaku.



Funafuti