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About Tuvalu in detail
Where is Tuvalu?
Tuvalu, in case, if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 8 31 S 179 13 E otherwise in Oceania, in Oceania, island group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way from Hawaii to Australia.
What is the capital city of Tuvalu?
The capital city of Tuvalu is: Funafuti.
What is the time in Funafuti?
It is 17 hours ahead of Washington, D.C. during Standard Time, the timezone of Funafuti is: UTC+12.
What is the Internet code for Tuvalu?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Tuvalu is: .tv
What is the size of Tuvalu?
The territory of Tuvalu is total: 26 sq km; land: 26 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Tuvalu is 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Tuvalu, we can do that by covering a distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Tuvalu?
We have already mentioned on this website, that what percentage of Tuvalu is covered by water (see below), and this includes 24 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Tuvalu?
The climate of Tuvalu is tropical: moderated by easterly trade winds (March to November): westerly gales and heavy rain (November to March).
Geographical data of Tuvalu
The elevation of Tuvalu; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: unnamed location 5 m.
The typical geographical details of Tuvalu include low-lying and narrow coral atolls.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Tuvalu is one of the smallest and most remote countries on Earth; six of the nine coral atolls – Nanumea, Nui, Vaitupu, Nukufetau, Funafuti, and Nukulaelae – have lagoons open to the ocean; Nanumaya and Niutao have landlocked lagoons; Niulakita does not have a lagoon.
Resources and land use of Tuvalu
The country’s main mined products are fish, coconut (copra). The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 60%; arable land 0%; permanent crops 60%; permanent pasture 0%; forest: 33.3%; other: 6.7% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Tuvalu
The number of inhabitants of Tuvalu is 10,959 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 59.7% of the total population (2015).
Most of the population in Tuvalu is concentrated in FUNAFUTI (capital) 6,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Tuvalu
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Polynesian 96%, Micronesian 4%.
Spoken languages in Tuvalu
The spoken languages in Tuvalu are the following: Tuvaluan (official language), English (official language), Samoan, Kiribati (on the island of Nui).
What are the most important religions in Tuvalu?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Protestant 98.4% (Church of Tuvalu (Congregationalist) 97%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.4%), Baha’i 1%, other 0.6%.
Further population data of Tuvalu
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 29.32% (male 1,647 / female 1,566) 15-24 years: 19.76% (male 1,132 / female 1,033) 25-54 years: 36.5% (male 1,989 / female 2,011) 55-64 years: 8.66% (male 387 / female 562) 65 years and over: 5.77% (male 255 / female 377) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Tuvalu is 0.85% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Tuvalu the birth rate is 23.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 8.6 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Tuvalu, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best-case scenario, although the birth of the children postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Tuvalu, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Tuvalu are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 16.5% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Tuvalu
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; Tuvalu consists of a densely populated, scattered group of nine coral atolls with poor soil. Only eight of the atolls are inhabited. It is one of the smallest countries in the world, with its highest point at 4.6 meters above sea level. The country is isoThe public sector dominates economic activity. Tuvalu has few natural resources, except for its fisheries. Earnings from fish exports and fishing licenses for Tuvalu’s territorial waters are a significant source of government revenue. In 2013, revenue froOfficial aid from foreign development partners has also increased. Tuvalu has substantial assets abroad. The Tuvalu Trust Fund, an international trust fund established in 1987 by development partners, has grown to $141 million in 2013 and is an important.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics based on it. GDP in Tuvalu is $32 million (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Tuvalu is 4% (2016 estimate) 2.6% (2015 estimate) 2.2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy; remember in 2015, when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Tuvalu this is $3,500 (2016 estimate) $3,400 (2015 estimate) $3,300 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Tuvalu produces?
The main agricultural products of Tuvalu are coconuts; fish.
Regarding the economy, the important segments are fishing. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on fishing.
Drinking water source in Tuvalu
It is important to mention, that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 98.3% of the population, rural: 97% of the population, total: 97.7% of the population. Unimproved: urban: 1.7% of the population, rural: 3% of the population, total: 2.3% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Tuvalu
In Tuvalu, the average number of delivery is 2.98 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Tuvalu
The average age of the population is total: 25.5 years; male: 24.4 years, female: 26.8 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Tuvalu it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age, when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Tuvalu is -6.8 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes; for a child born abroad, at least one parent must be a citizen of Tuvalu. Dual citizenship recognized: yes, residency requirement for naturalization: na.
Is Tuvalu a safe destination? Healthcare services and infectious diseases in Tuvalu
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Tuvalu density of the hospital beds is N/A.
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Tuvalu the N/A.
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Tuvalu the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Tuvalu is 39.6% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Tuvalu? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Tuvalu are severe tropical storms are usually rare, but in 1997 there were three cyclones; low levels of islands make them sensitive to changes in sea level.
More interesting facts about Tuvalu
A few words about the past, as every country and society, is connected to its history; 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.
In every nation’s memory, some cornerstones placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Tuvalu: 1 October 1978 (from the UK).
The flag and other symbols of Tuvalu
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, light blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant; the outer half of the flag represents a map of the country with nine yellow, five-pointed stars on a blue field symbolizing the nine atolls in the ocean.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The primary purpose of the anthem is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Tuvalu: maneapa (native meeting house); national colors: light blue, yellow.
Constitution of Tuvalu
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of the United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Tuvalu?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Tuvalu is mixed legal system of English common law and local customary law.
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Tuvalu, we can highlight the following structures unicameral House of Assembly or Fale I Fono (15 seats; members directly elected in single- and multi-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms)elections: last held on 31 March 2015 (next to be held in 2019)election results: percent of vote – NA; seats – independent 15; 12 members reelected.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Tuvalu
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Tuvalu the labor force is 3,615 (2004 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Tuvalu is total: 29.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 32.5 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 27.2 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Tuvalu is N/A %.
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Tuvalu, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Tuvalu, the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Tuvalu, the people living under the poverty line are the lowest 10%: NA% highest 10%: NA%.
About the budget and central governments debt of Tuvalu
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. The budget of Tuvalu is; revenues: $42.68 million, expenditures: $32.46 million (2013 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 133.4% of GDP (2013 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Tuvalu is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Tuvalu
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 3.5% (2016 estimate), 3.2% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 10.6% (31 December 2013 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Tuvalu
Tuvalu, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Tuvalu is: $600,000 (2010 estimate), $1 million (2004 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: copra, fish.
The most important export partners of Tuvalu are the N/A.
The most important imported products are food, animals, mineral fuels, machinery, manufactured goods, and the countries from where the import is coming: N/A.
Renewable energies used in Tuvalu
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Tuvalu, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy coming from the hydroelectric source, is 0% of total installed capacity (2014).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is N/A.
Telecommunication data of Tuvalu, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Tuvalu; serves particular needs for internal communicationsdomestic: radiotelephone communications between islandsinternational: country code – 688; international calls can be made by satellite (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Tuvalu
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Tuvalu: 1 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Tuvalu: total: 8 km, paved: 8 km (2011).
The total length of the waterways in Tuvalu: N/A.
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Facts & data about Tuvalu
Name of the country: conventional long form: none, conventional short form: Tuvalu, local long form: none, local short form: Tuvalu, former: Ellice Islands. Note: “tuvalu” means “group of eight” referring to the country’s eight traditionally inhabited islands.
|Abbrevation: Tuvalu||Geographic coordinates:
8 00 S, 178 00 E
|Country location: Oceania|
|Capital of Tuvalu: Funafuti||GPS of the Capital:
8 31 S 179 13 E
|Position: Oceania, island group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about half way from Hawaii to Australia|
|Land area: total: 26 sq km; land: 26 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: low-lying and narrow coral atolls
||Area comparative: 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 10,959 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 0.85% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.05 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.1 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.69 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.69 male(s) / female, total population: 0.98 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $600,000 (2010 estimate), $1 million (2004 estimate)||Imports: $136.5 million (2013 estimate), $238.6 million (2012 estimate)||Import partners: N/A|
|Urbanization: urban population: 59.7% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): FUNAFUTI (capital) 6,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 25.5 years; male: 24.4 years, female: 26.8 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 5,000. Percent of the population: 42.7% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 2,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 4,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 37 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: N/A %||Nationality: Tuvaluan(s) adjective: Tuvaluan||National holidays: Independence Day, 1 October (1978)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 66.5 years. Male: 64.3 years, female: 68.8 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.98 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 23.8 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: N/A||Legal system: mixed legal system of English common law and local customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: fishing||Industrial production growth rate: -26.1% (2012 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 4% (2016 estimate) 2.6% (2015 estimate) 2.2% (2014 estimate)|
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