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Introduction:

In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978.

In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period. The agreement was subsequently renegotiated but details were not disclosed. Tuvalu will host the Pacific Islands Forum conference in August 2019.

 

Tuvalu Flag
Flag

Tuvalu Emblem
Emblem

Quick Facts

Population:
11,147 (July 2018 est.)

Map Reference:
Oceania
Area:
total= 26 sq km

Government:
Parliamentary Democracy
Capital:
Funafuti; note - administrative offices are in Vaiaku Village on Fongafale Islet

Internet Code:
.tv

Airports:
1 (2013)

Websites

Government
Wikipedia
Travel
Video
Webcam

Tuvalu Locater
Locater

Tuvalu Map
Map

Astronaut Image

Astronaut Image
TUVALU
Mission/Frame: ISS006-E-5841
Spacecraft Altitude: 215 nautical miles (398 km)
Features:
FUNAFUTI ATOLL, REEFS

 

 

 

 

 

   

Source: CIA The World Factbook

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