Tuvalu is located in the south of the Oceania Continent, with a population of 10,619, making it the 225th largest national
population. Its capital and largest city is
Funafuti with a total population of 4,492. The country encompasses 26 square
kilometers making it the 226th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the South Pacific Ocean.

Queen Elizabeth the II of the United Kingdom is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through heredity
and holds that position for life or abdication. She is represented by Governor General Iakoba T
seia Italeli. Prime Minister
Willie T
elavi is recognized as the Head of Government and along with Deputy Prime Minister Kausea Natano, achieves that
status through election by and from the members of Parliament and holds that position for four years. Its form of
government is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy and they celebrate the creation of their
constitution on 1st of October 1978.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Tuvaluan, English, Samoan and Kiribati. It counts among its major
religions Church of Tuvalu, Seventh-Day Adventist, Baha'i and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 1
AM and 1 FM.

Major geographical features are an unnamed location, its highest point at 5 meters and the Pacific Ocean, its lowest point at
0 meters. Its principal waterway is the Pacific Ocean, which measures 0 meters.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are fishing, tourism and copra. Its official
currency is the Tuvaluan Dollar and Australian Dollar.

Here’s something you may not know about Tuvalu. Tuvalu means "eight", for the eight islands of the nation.
Beach house on
Vaitupu Island
Nui Atoll Lagoon
Fresh water tank
Church on the
Nukufetau Atoll
Nukufetau Lagoon
One of the enchanting
coral islets of Funafuti
Pandanus- a staple of
the Tuvaluan diet
A beautiful and
enchanting sunset on
Plane wreck off the
coast of Fongafele-
Tuvalu's capital island
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Tuvaluan boys walking
through flooded streets
WWII ship wreck
WWII Japanese
submarine wreck
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"Mount Funafuti"- an
unnamed location
believed to be Tuvalu's
highest point
Vaiaku on Fongafale
Atoll in Funafuti-
Tuvalu's capital and
largest city
Nanumea- the
northernmost and
westernmost island in
Village on Niulakita-
the southernmost
island of Tuvalu
Niutao Atoll
Nukulaelae- the
easternmost island of
Traditional dress of
Swamp taro- a staple
of the Tuvaluan diet