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Country name conventional long form: Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
conventional short form: Wallis and Futuna
local long form: Territoire des Iles Wallis et Futuna
local short form: Wallis et Futuna
Gevernment typeNA
Capital name: Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea)
geographic coordinates: 13 57 S, 171 56 W
time difference: UTC+12 (17 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptionunofficial, local flag has a red field with four white isosceles triangles in the middle, representing the three native kings of the islands and the French administrator; the apexes of the triangles are oriented inward and at right angles to each other; the flag of France, outlined in white on two sides, is in the upper hoist quadrant; the flag of France is the only official flag
CurrencyComptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc (XPF)
Internet country
Ports and terminalsLeava, Mata-Utu
Agriculture productsbreadfruit, yams, taro, bananas; pigs, goats; fish
Industriescopra, handicrafts, fishing, lumber
LocationOceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
Coordinates13 18 S, 176 12 W
Area total: 274 sq km
land: 274 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes Ile Uvea (Wallis Island), Ile Futuna (Futuna Island), Ile Alofi, and 20 islets
Boundaries0 km
Coastline129 km
Climatetropical; hot, rainy season (November to April); cool, dry season (May to October); rains 2,500-3,000 mm per year (80% humidity); average temperature 26.6 degrees C
Terrainvolcanic origin; low hills
Natural resourcesNEGL
Natural hazardsNA
Population16,025 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsPolynesian
ReligionsRoman Catholic 99%, other 1%
LanguagesWallisian 58.9% (indigenous Polynesian language), Futunian 30.1%, French 10.8%, other 0.2% (2003 census)

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