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Tuvalu, in the South Pacific, is an independent island nation within the British Commonwealth. Its 9 islands comprise small, thinly populated atolls and reef islands with palm-fringed beaches and WWII sites. Off Funafuti, the capital, the Funafuti Conservation Area offers calm waters for diving and snorkelling among sea turtles and tropical fish, plus several uninhabited islets sheltering sea birds.

Languages: Tuvaluan, English, Samoan, Kiribati

Ethnic Groups: Polynesian 96%, Micronesian 4%

Belief Systems: Church of Tuvalu (Congregationalist) 97%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.4%, Baha'i 1%, other 0.6%


10782 people (World Rank: 229th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 1074 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 31st) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.744 %/yr (World Rank: 149th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 69.3 years (World Rank: 156th) (2009 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Tuvalu

World Factbook

Tuvalu - General Information

Travel Info for Tuvalu

Tuvaluan Government Web Sites
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