Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands is located in the north of the Oceania Continent, with a population of 15,453,
making it the 222nd largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Mata-utu with a total population of 1,191. The
country encompasses 142 square kilometers making it the 221st largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with the
South Pacific Ocean.
President Francois Hollande of France is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and
holds that position for five years. He is represented by High Administrator Michel Auboin. President of the Territorial
Assembly Nivaleta Iloai and President of the Territorial Government Petelo Hanisi is recognized as the Head of Government
and achieves that status through election by the assembly and holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second
term. Its form of government is an overseas territory of France and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 4
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Wallisian, Futunian, French and other languages. It counts among its major
religions Roman Catholic and other faiths. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM and 2 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Mont Singavi, its highest point at 765 meters and the Pacific Ocean, its lowest point at 0
meters. Its principal waterway is the Pacific Ocean, which measures 129 kilometers of coastline.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are copra, handicrafts, fishing and lumber. Its
official currency is Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc.
Here’s something you may not know about Wallis and Futuna. Each of the three main islands in Wallis and Futuna- Uvea,
Tu’a and Sigave- is ruled by its own King (or chieftain) whose sovereignty over their islands is recognized by France.
|Beach village on Ile
|Fishing on one of the
many South Pacific
Wallis and Futuna's
|Rock covered coast of
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People Living with HIV/AIDS:
|View of Ile Futuna from
|Sausau Church on
|Mata-Utu, Wallis and
Futuna's capital and
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|Mont Singavi on Ile
Futuna- Wallis and
Futuna's lowest point
|Ile Nukufotu- Wallis and
|Ile Nukuhifala- Wallis
|Pointe Agafe on Ile
Olafi- Wallis and
|Suckling pig- a favorite
on Wallis and Futuna
|Toloke on Ile Futuna-
Wallis and Futuna's
|Traditional clothing of
Wallis and Futuna
|La Lac Volcanique de
Lalolalo on Wallis
Island (Ile Uvea)