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Wallis and Futuna

Wallis and Futuna Population and capital

Population

According to 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.

Wallis and Futuna Population and capital

Ethnic groups

Around 93% are Polynesians and around 7% French.

Religions

The main religion is the Christianity with around 99% Catholics.

Languages

The official languages are French and two different Polynesian languages. This is because Futuna was settled from Samoa and Wallis from Tonga.

Capital

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.

Wallis and Fotuna: Geography and Map

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 130 km.

Tidal range

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 Latitude.

Legal time

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:

Δt (CET) = from - 11 h

Further and detailed explanations of the time can be found under Time zones, time.

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.

Note

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

Mountains

Mont Singavi

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 of Futuna

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.

Rivers

There are no rivers that are constantly filled with water on the islands.

Lakes

Kikila

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.

Pacific

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.

 

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