Tuvalu BASIC INFOMATION
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|8°13'17"S / 177°57'50"E|
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Kiribati (on the island of Nui)
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Tuvalu is divided into nine atolls and consists of multiple islands. Funafuti-the government is located in the Vaiaku village on Fongafale Island, with a population of about 4,900 people and an area of 2.79 square kilometers . Nanumea Nanumea-located in the most northwestern atoll of Tuguo, consists of at least six islands. |
Tuvalu is located in the South Pacific, with Fiji to the south, Kiribati to the north, and the Solomon Islands to the west. It is composed of 9 circular coral island groups. The north and south ends are separated by 560 kilometers, spreading from northwest to southeast. 1.3 million square kilometers of sea area, while the land area is only 26 square kilometers. It is the second smallest country in the world after Nauru. Funafuti, the capital, is located on the main island with a radius of no more than 2 square kilometers. The highest point does not exceed 5 meters. The temperature difference is small, and the annual average temperature is 29 degrees Celsius. Is a tropical ocean climate.
National flag: a horizontal rectangle. The ratio of length to width is 2:1. The flag ground is light blue; the upper left corner is the red and white "rice" on a dark blue background, which is the British flag pattern, which occupies a quarter of the flag surface; nine yellow five-pointed stars are arranged on the right side of the flag surface. The blue symbolizes the ocean and the sky; the “rice” pattern indicates the country’s traditional relationship with the United Kingdom; nine five-pointed stars represent the nine circular coral islands in Tuvalu, eight of which are inhabited. “Tuvalu” is in Polynesian The Chinese meaning is "the group of eight islands".
Tuvaluans live on the island for the world. In the mid-19th century, Western colonists trafficked large numbers of local people to South America and Australia as slaves. It became a British protectorate in 1892 and administratively merged with the Gilbert Islands in the north. In 1916, the British annexed this protected area. It was occupied by Japan from 1942-1943. In October 1975, the Ellis Islands became a separate British dependency and changed to the old name Tuvalu. Tuvalu was completely separated from the Gilbert Islands in January 1976, and became independent on October 1, 1978, becoming a special member of the Commonwealth (not attending the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting).
Tuvalu has a population of 10,200 (1997). It is of Polynesian race and has a brown-yellow complexion. Speak Tuvalu and English, and English is the official language. Believe in Christianity.
Tuvalu is lack of resources, poor land, backward agriculture, and almost no industry. The family is the most basic unit of production and life. Collective labor, mainly engaged in fishing and planting coconuts, bananas, and taro. The items obtained are equally divided among the family. Trading is mainly based on bartering. Coconut, banana and breadfruit are the main crops. Mainly export copra and handicrafts. In recent years, we have developed fisheries and tourism. Stamp business has become an important foreign exchange income. Foreign exchange income mainly relies on foreign aid, stamps and copra exports, collection of foreign fishing fees in the Tuhai area, and remittances from expatriates working in Nauru's phosphate mines. The transportation is mainly water transportation. The capital, Funafuti, has a deep-water port. Tuvalu has irregular liners to Fiji and other places. Fiji Airways has weekly flights from Suva to Funafuti. There is Shamian Highway 4.9 kilometers in the territory.
In 2005, Tuvalu officials formally met with the President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Rogge, and expressed their intention to become a member of the International Olympic Committee. At the 119th plenary meeting of the International Olympic Committee in 2007, Tuvalu formally became a member of the International Olympic Committee.