Where is Wallis and Futuna located?

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Wallis and Futuna Facts

What is the capital of Wallis and Futuna?

Capital Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea)
Government Type parliamentary democracy (Territorial Assembly); overseas collectivity of France
Currency CFP Franc (XPF)
Total Area 55 Square Miles
142 Square Kilometers
Location Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
Language French, Wallisian (indigenous Polynesian language)
GDP - per capita (PPP) $3,800.00 (USD)

Wallis and Futuna Demographics

What is the population of Wallis and Futuna?

Ethnic Groups Polynesian
Nationality Noun Wallisian(s), Futunan(s), or Wallis and Futuna Islanders
Population 15,854
Population Growth Rate 0.35%
Population in Major Urban Areas MATA-UTU (capital) 1,000
Urban Population 0.000000

Wallis and Futuna Government

What type of government does Wallis and Futuna have?

Executive Branch chief of state: President Emmanuel MACRON (since 14 May 2017); represented by Administrator Superior Blaise GOURTAY (since 1 August 2023)

head of government: President of the Territorial Assembly Munipoese MULI'AKA'AKA (since 20 March 2022)

cabinet: Council of the Territory appointed by the administrator superior on the advice of the Territorial Assembly

elections/appointments: French president elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term); administrator superior appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of the Interior; the presidents of the Territorial Government and the Territorial Assembly elected by assembly members

note: there are 3 traditional kings with limited powers
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
Citizenship see France
National Holiday Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)
Constitution history: 4 October 1958 (French Constitution)

amendments: French constitution amendment procedures apply
Independence none (overseas collectivity of France)

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Wallis and Futuna Geography

What environmental issues does Wallis and Futuna have?

Climate tropical; hot, rainy season (November to April); cool, dry season (May to October); rains 2,500-3,000 mm per year (80% humidity); average temperature 26.6 degrees C
Environment - Current Issues deforestation (only small portions of the original forests remain) largely as a result of the continued use of wood as the main fuel source; as a consequence of cutting down the forests, the mountainous terrain of Futuna is particularly prone to erosion; there are no permanent settlements on Alofi because of the lack of natural fresh water resources
Terrain volcanic origin; low hills

Wallis and Futuna Economy

How big is the Wallis and Futuna economy?

Economic Overview The economy is limited to traditional subsistence agriculture, with about 80% of labor force earnings coming from agriculture (coconuts and vegetables), livestock (mostly pigs), and fishing. However, roughly 70% of the labor force is employed in the public sector, although only about a third of the population is in salaried employment.

Revenues come from French Government subsidies, licensing of fishing rights to Japan and South Korea, import taxes, and remittances from expatriate workers in New Caledonia. France directly finances the public sector and health-care and education services. It also provides funding for key development projects in a range of areas, including infrastructure, economic development, environmental management, and health-care facilities.

A key concern for Wallis and Futuna is an aging population with consequent economic development issues. Very few people aged 18-30 live on the islands due to the limited formal employment opportunities. Improving job creation is a current priority for the territorial government.
Industries copra, handicrafts, fishing, lumber
Currency Name and Code CFP Franc (XPF)
Export Partners Italy 40%, Croatia 15%, US 14%, Denmark 13%
Import Partners France 97%, Australia 2%, New Zealand 1%

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