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Wallis and Futuna, officially the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands (/ ... /), 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.
Wallis and Futuna
|Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands|
Territoire des îles Wallis-et-Futuna (French)
|Anthem: La Marseillaise|
|Protectorate over Wallis||5 April 1887|
|Protectorate over Alo and Sigave||16 February 1888|
|Separation from New Caledonia||29 July 1961|
|Current status||28 March 2003|
and largest city
|Government||Devolved parliamentary dependency|
|1 senator (of 377)|
|1 seat (of 577)|
|142.42 km2 (54.99 sq mi)|
• Water (%)
|Highest elevation||524 m (1,719 ft)|
|11,558 (not ranked)|
|83.55/km2 (216.4/sq mi) (not ranked)|
|GDP (nominal)||2005 estimate|
• Per capita
|Currency||CFP franc (XPF)|
|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). 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). 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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