Covering a total land area of only 26 sq. km, Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation located in the west-central Pacific Ocean.
As observed on the map, Tuvalu is an archipelago that is composed of three reef islands (Nanumanga, Niutao, and Niulakita) and six true coral atolls (Funafuti, Nanumea, Nui, Nukulaelae, and Vaitupu), along with more than 100 small islets, all of which are scattered over a very large area. These low-lying islands are famous for their reefs and beautiful lagoons. Funafuti, the largest atoll comprises several small islets encircling a large central lagoon. The highest point in Tuvalu is an unnamed location on Niulakita island, which rises to an elevation of 15ft (4.5m). The lowest point is at the South Pacific Ocean (0m).
Tuvalu is administratively divided into 7 island councils and 1 town council. In alphabetical order, the island councils are Nanumanga, Nanumea, Niutao, Nui, Nukufetau, Nukulaelae, and Vaitupu. Funafuti is the town council.
Covering a total land area of only 26 sq. km, Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation located in the west-central Pacific Ocean. It is an archipelago comprising of three reef islands and six coral atolls. The Funafuti atoll is the capital of Tuvalu and is also the most populous among all the 9 atolls. Situated on the Fongafale islet of the Funafuti Atoll is the Vaiaku village – where most of the country’s government administrative offices are located.
Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation located in the west-central Pacific Ocean. It is geographically positioned both in the Southern and Eastern hemispheres of the Earth. Tuvalu is located about halfway between Hawaii and Australia and is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. It is situated to the east-northeast of Santa Cruz Islands, to the northeast of Vanuatu, to the southeast of Nauru; to the south of Kiribati, to the west of Tokelau, to the northwest of Wallis and Futuna and Samoa; and to the north of Fiji.
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|Capital City||Funafuti; note - the capital is an atoll of some 29 islets; administrative offices are in Vaiaku Village on Fongafale Islet|
|8 31 S, 179 13 E|
|Total Area||26.00 km2|
|Land Area||26.00 km2|
|Currency||Tuvaluan dollars or Australian dollars (AUD)|
|GDP Per Capita||$4,059.03|
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