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Map of Tuvalu

Meaning of Tuvalu Eight islands
Former Name Ellice Islands
(British Colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands)
Location North of Fiji
Land Area 26 sq. kilometers
Highest point above sea-level About 2 meters
Capital Funafuti
Population - 2012 estimate 11,200
People Polynesians
Religion Presbyterian Christians (98%)
Official Languages English and Tuvaluan
Currency Australian dollar & Tuvaluan coins
Climate Tropical
Became Independent 1978
Government Constitutional Monarchy
Governor General Hon. Sir Iakoba Italeli
Prime Minister Hon. Enele Sosene Sopoaga
Economy Sale of stamps, Fishing License, Worker remittances, Tuvalu Trust Fund, .tv Domain, Development Aid



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