Interesting Facts about Tuvalu

Tuvalu previously known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean. Read to know some interesting and amazing facts about Tuvalu.

Tuvalu Facts
Tuvalu previously known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean. The total land area of the islands of Tuvalu is 26 square kilometres (10 sq mi), thats make it the fourth smallest country in the world. Here are some must known, interesting and amazing facts about Tuvalu.


1. Name Fact

The old name of the country is Ellice Islands, but later it changed to 'Tuvalu' that means "Eight Islands Together". But actually it have nine islands total.


2. Independce

Tuvalu got his independence from United Kingdom in 1 October, 1978.


3. Poputation

As the census of 2012 , the total population of the country was 10,640. In 2015, its population was 10,869.


4. Tuvalun Currency

Tuvaluan Dollar is the official currency of the country although Australian Dollar accepted here too.


5. Neighbours Country

Tuvalu neighbouring countries are include Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji.


6. Tuvalu Official Languages

The official languages of Tuvalu are English and Tuvaluan.


7. Tuvalu Capital

The capital of Tuvalu is Funafuti.


8. Fish and Cocunut

Peoples of Tuvalu grows coconuts and catches fish for living.


9. Smallest Island of Tuvalu


The smallest island of Tuvalu is Niulakita. Its total area is 0.40 square kilometers.


10. A World War military base


During the period of World War II, Tuvalu was used as a military base by the United States of America to fight with Japan.

11. Verisign Deal

In 2000, Tuvalu lock a 12 year deal with Verisign to use country .tv internet domain. The total worth of this deal was $50,000,000 US Dollars.


12. Will Tuvalu disappear in future because of Climate Change

The National Research Council in the United States predicted that if the rising of sea level will continue like this then the country will wipe out and disappear from the world forever.









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