Wallis and Futuna Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Wallis and Futuna?

Geography - note:

both island groups have fringing reefs

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

Wallis and Futuna Use of Natural Resources

Wallis and Futuna Environment

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

Terrain:

volcanic origin; low hills

Natural Resources:

NEGL

Natural Hazards:

NA

Environmental 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

Wallis and Futuna Geography

Geographic Location Oceania
Total Area 55 Square Miles
142 Square Kilometers
Land Area 55 Square Miles
142 Square Kilometers
Coastline 80 Miles
129 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 13 18 S, 176 12 W
Terrain volcanic origin; low hills
Highest Point 765 Meters
Highest Point Location Mont Singavi 765 m
Lowest Point Location Pacific Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources NEGL
Time Zone UTC+12 (17 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
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