Largest Cities in Tuvalu

Facts about Tuvalu

Official languages: English, Samoan
Capital: Funafuti
Area: 26 km²
Population: 10,472 residents
Population density: 402.77 residents per km²
Currency: AUD
Internet TLD: .tv
ISO codes: TV, TUV, 798
The telephone code for Tuvalu is +688

Flag of Tuvalu

The Tuvalu archipelago is located in Oceania between Australia and the Hawaiian Islands. The flag is composed of a pale blue leaf and the Union Jack at the top left of the flag. The blue color of the leaf represents the Pacific Ocean that surrounds the islands. The Union Jack refers to the former ties to Great Britain, from which Tuvalu gained independence in 1978. At the time, Tuvalu was known as the Ellice Islands. Another element of the flag is the nine yellow five-pointed stars that represent the nine inhabited islands. Tuvalu is a territory with a very low altitude, so it is threatened by the rising level of the world’s oceans.

Tuvalu Flag

Tuvalu is one of the most remote and smallest countries on earth. See Tuvalu Location on World Map. The former Ellice Islands were associated with the Gilbert Islands as a British colony until two years before their independence in 1978. Tuvalu is divided into 9 islands.

Since the islands are only 4 meters above sea level, it is to be expected that they will be flooded due to global warming. As a precautionary measure, the government tried to apply for asylum for its people in New Zealand and Australia, which both states rejected for all residents of Tuvalu. However, New Zealand has agreed to accept 75 Tuvaluan emigrants every year.

Due to the erosion of the beaches, the 9 islands of Tuvalus are gradually sinking into the sea. The people there were already struggling with floods more and more frequently. In addition, the extraction of drinking water and the production of food became more and more difficult due to the salinization due to the sea water.

According to Abbreviation Finder, Tuvalu achieved international fame through a lucky coincidence: The country code assigned by the ISO, and thus also the top level domain of Tuvalu, is “tv”. The sale of the rights to this TLD to DotTV brought the island nation, in addition to global headlines, also urgently needed income. The company has committed to pay $ 50 million in annual installments of $ 5 million. Tuvalu’s government used the money to procure IT infrastructure for the most important state institutions and to pay the entry fee for the United Nations.

In November 2012, the Tokelau archipelago declared itself the first area in the world to be completely powered by solar energy. The previous less environmentally friendly diesel generators were completely replaced. Money that was previously spent on buying diesel is now to flow into social projects.

Biggest Cities of Tuvalu by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Funafuti, Tuvalu 4,603 -8.52425 179.194
2 Savave Village, Tuvalu 697 -8.02731 178.314
3 Tanrake Village, Tuvalu 519 -7.24562 177.145
4 Toga Village, Tuvalu 369 -6.28764 176.315
5 Asau Village, Tuvalu 361 -7.49026 178.68
6 Kulia Village, Tuvalu 335 -6.10819 177.334

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