Tuvalu Facts and History

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Flag of Tuvalu
National Flag of Tuvalu

Interesting facts about Tuvalu

  • Official Name: Tuvalu
  • Form of Government: constitutional monarchy with one legislative house (Parliament [15])
  • President: Sir Iakoba Taeia Italeli
  • Prime Minister: Kausea Natano
  • GDP: 47.27 million USD (2019)
  • Capital: Funafuti
  • Population: 11,646 (2019)
  • Official Languages: Tuvaluan
  • Currency: Tuvaluan dollar
  • Timezone: GMT+12
  • Area: 26 km²
  • Dialing Code: +688
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Niulakita Island,Nanumea
  • Major Rivers: N/A
  • Continent: Oceania
  • Border Countries: Tuvalu (formerly known as Ellice Islands) is an island nation in Polynesia, located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighboring countries are Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji.

Map of Tuvalu

National Symbols of Tuvalu

  • National Bird: White Tern
  • National Anthem: “Tuvalu mo te Atua”
  • National Animal: pantropical spotted dolphin
  • National Flower: Plumeria
  • National Poet: Not Declared
  • National Game: Te Ano