Wallis and Futuna
Wallis and Futuna Population and capital
Countryaah website, the Wallis and Futuna archipelago has around 16,000 residents, of
which approx. 67% live on Wallis and 33% on Futuna. Less than 10% of the
population have a more or less regular job.
Around 93% are Polynesians and around 7% French.
The main religion is the Christianity with around 99% Catholics.
The official languages are French and two different Polynesian
languages. This is because Futuna was settled from Samoa and Wallis from Tonga.
The capital of Wallis and Futuna is Mata-Utu on the island
of Uvea with a population of about 1,150.
Wallis and Fotuna: Geography and Map
Wallis and Futuna Islands, area
Defined by DigoPaul, Wallis and Futuna are a French overseas territory and consists of two
archipelagos - Wallis and Futuna, which are approximately 215 km apart. Wallis -
also known as Uvea - in the center of the Wallis Islands, the island of Futuna
and the island of Alofi, which is no longer inhabited. In addition, there are 19
other small islands that are located in the coral reef, which runs around 4 km
around the island of Uvea.
The island of Wallis (Uvea) has an area of around 76 km², the island of
Futuna an area of around 46 km² and the uninhabited island of Alofi an area of
18 km². The archipelago is of volcanic origin and relatively
mountainous. Futuna and Alofi are also known here and there as Horn
Islands. Despite the sometimes wonderful beaches, tourism on the islands is not
yet very developed. Wallis and Futuna have a sea coast with a length of around
The tidal range, i.e. the height difference between low water at ebb and high
tide at high tide, reaches up to 4 m in Wallis and Futuna.
Longitude and latitude
The island state extends over the following geographical latitude
(abbreviation Δφ) and geographical longitude (abbreviation Δλ):
|Δφ = from around 13 ° 18 'S to 14 ° 26' S
Δλ = from around 176 ° 04 'W to 178 ° 12' W
You can find detailed information on this subject under Longitude and
The following value applies to Central European Time (CET), i.e. the time
without summer time. A minus sign means that it is earlier there and a plus sign
that it is later than after CET:
Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones,
The highest point of the sun on Mata Utu
Mata Utu on the island of Wallis lies at a geographical latitude of rounded
13 °. If the sun or its pixel is exactly above the city or island, i.e. at 13 °
S, the sun is perpendicular there. This happens twice a year, roughly 50 days
before March 21st and then again 50 days after September 21st.
If the image point, i.e. the declination, of the sun is north of the latitude of
Matu Atu, the sun moves from east to north to west, where it sets.
The sun is then at noon in the north and not in the south as it is with us
The highest mountain in the country is Mont Singavi with a height of 765 m on
the island of Futuna.
Other high mountains are:
Mt. Puke with a height of 524 m on the island
Mt. Kolofau with a height of 417 m on the
island of Alofi
Mt. Lulu Fakahega with a height of 145 m on
the island of Wallis.
There are no rivers that are constantly filled with water on the islands.
There are several crater lakes on Uvea Island.
The largest lake is Lake Kikila with an area of about 0.179 km².
Other crater lakes are:
the Lalolalo is a beautiful and almost circular crater lake
with an area of around 0.152 km²,
the Lanutavake has an area of only around 0.046 km².
Wallis and Futuna border the Pacific Ocean with a total coast length of 130
km - more precisely, Wallis and Futuna are located in the South Pacific, the
so-called South Pacific. This region of the Pacific Ocean includes the
Polynesian Islands as well as parts of Melanesia and Micronesia.