Tuvalu profile

Two Tuvaluvian girls smiling Funafuti atoll is home to nearly half of the population of Tuvalu
  • Full name: Tuvalu
  • Population: 11,200 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Funafuti
  • Area: 26 sq km (10 sq miles)
  • Major language: Tuvaluan, English
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 62 years (men), 65 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Tuvaluan dollar, or 1 Australian dollar = 100 cents
  • Main exports: Copra, handicrafts
  • GNI per capita: $4,950 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .tv
  • International dialling code: +688

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