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Wallis and Futuna

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Wallis and Futuna, officially the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands[3] (/ˈwɒlɪs...fˈtnə/), is a French island collectivity in the South Pacific, situated between Tuvalu to the northwest, Fiji to the southwest, Tonga to the southeast, Samoa to the east, and Tokelau to the northeast.

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Wallis and Futuna
Wallis-et-Futuna (French)
ʻUvea mo Futuna (Wallisian and Futunan)
Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
Territoire des îles Wallis-et-Futuna (French)
"Liberté, égalité, fraternité" (French) (English: "Liberty, equality, fraternity")
Anthem: La Marseillaise
("The Marseillaise")
Location of Wallis and Futuna
Location of Wallis and Futuna
Sovereign stateFlag_of_France.svg France
Protectorate over Wallis5 April 1887
Protectorate over Alo and Sigave16 February 1888
Separation from New Caledonia29 July 1961
Current status28 March 2003
and largest city
Mata Utu
13°17′S 176°11′W
Official languagesFrench
Common languages
  • Wallisian
  • Futunan
GovernmentDevolved parliamentary dependency
Emmanuel Macron
Hervé Jonathan
Munipoese Muli’aka’aka
 King of Uvea
Patalione Kanimoa
 King of Alo
Lino Leleivai
 King of Sigave
Eufenio Takala
LegislatureTerritorial Assembly
French Parliament
1 senator (of 377)
1 seat (of 577)
142.42 km2 (54.99 sq mi)
 Water (%)
Highest elevation
524 m (1,719 ft)
 2018[1] census
11,558 (not ranked)
83.55/km2 (216.4/sq mi) (not ranked)
GDP (nominal)2005 estimate
$188 million[2]
 Per capita
CurrencyCFP franc (XPF)
Time zoneUTC+12:00
Driving sideright
Calling code+681
ISO 3166 code

Mata Utu is its capital and largest city. Its land area is 142.42 km2 (54.99 sq mi). It had a population of 11,558 at the 2018 census (down from 14,944 at the 2003 census).[1][4] The territory is made up of three main volcanic tropical islands and a number of tiny islets. It is divided into two island groups that lie about 260 km (160 mi) apart: the Wallis Islands (also known as Uvea) in the northeast; and the Hoorn Islands (also known as the Futuna Islands) in the southwest, including Futuna Island proper and the mostly uninhabited Alofi Island.

Since 28 March 2003, Wallis and Futuna has been a French overseas collectivity (collectivité d'outre-mer, or COM).[5] Between 1961 and 2003, it had the status of a French overseas territory (territoire d'outre-mer, or TOM). Its official name did not change when its status changed.

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