Tuvalu

Tuvalu Overview

Tuvalu is a small island country in the South Pacific Ocean with a land area of 10 square miles. Tuvalu lies about 2,000 miles northeast of Australia. It consists of nine islands in a chain that extends about 360 miles. People live on eight of the islands. Tuvalu means eight standing together.

The capital of Tuvalu is an islet called Funafuti. This islet is part of an atoll (ring-shaped coral reef) that is also called Funafuti.

CLIMATE

Tuvalu has a tropical climate, with daytime temperatures of about 80 °F (27 °C). The southern islands receive about 140 inches (356 centimetres) of rain a year. The northern islands are drier.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

CAPITAL: Funafuti
POPULATION: 12,177
LANGUAGE: Tuvaluan, English Samoan and Kiribati
CURRENCY: Australian Dollar
ELECTRIC CURRENT: 220/240V, 60Hz. To power any electrical item an international adapter or a three pin plug is required.
COUNTRY CODE: TV
COUNTRY DIALLING CODE: +688
TIME ZONE: GMT/UTC +12