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Where is Tuvalu?

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Located in the continent of Oceania, Tuvalu covers 26 square kilometers of land, making it the 241st largest nation in terms of land area.

Tuvalu became an independent state in 1978, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Tuvalu is 10,619 (2012) and the nation has a density of 408 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Tuvalu is the Australian Dollar (AUD). As well, the people of Tuvalu are refered to as Tuvaluan.

The dialing code for the country is 688 and the top level internet domain for Tuvaluan sites is .tv.

Tuvalu does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Tuvalu section.

Quick facts

Population 10,619
Density 408.4 / km2 ( 1,057.8 / mi2 )
Languages Tuvalu, English
Independence Year 1978
Capital Funafuti (Funafuti)
Currency Australian Dollar
GDP 38,322,360 (2013 data)
GDP per Capita 3,609 (2013 data)
Land Area 26 km2 (10 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 176.130
Maximum Longitude 179.220
Mininum Latitude -8.550
Maximum Latitude -5.670

What is the capital of Tuvalu?

map showing the location of Tuvalu
Location of Funafuti on a map.

Funafuti is the capital city of Tuvalu. It has a population of 4,492, and is located on a latitue of -8.52 and longitude of 179.19.

Funafuti is also the political center of Tuvalu, which is considered a Constitutional Monarchy, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Funafuti, the Capital Of Tuvalu

City Funafuti
Country Tuvalu
Population 4,492
Longitude 179.19417000
Latitude -8.52425000
Elevation 7 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.