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Generic Information

Tuvalu (/ˈtuːvəluː/ TOO-və-loo  (formerly known as the Ellice Islands) is an island country in the Polynesian sub region of Oceania in the Pacific Ocean. Its 9 populated islands are situated about midway between Hawaii and Australia. They lie south of Kiribati, northwest of Samoa and north of Fiji. Tuvalu is composed of three reef islands and six atolls. They are spread out between the latitude of 5° and 10° south and between the longitude of 176° and 180°. They lie west of the International Date Line.  

Tuvalu has a population of approximately 11,000 (10,645- 2017 census. The UN estimates the July 1, 2021 population at 11,931) of which around 6,700 live on Funafuti.  

For a more detailed breakdown of the 2017 census see Annex 5.3 

The total land area of the islands of Tuvalu is 26 square kilometres (10 sq. mi).   

Generic country information can be located from sources which are regularly maintained and reflect current facts and figures. For a generic country overview, please consult the following sources:

Tuvalu Wikipedia Country information 

Tuvalu IMF Country Information 

Tuvalu Economist Intelligence Unit Information* (*note - this is a paid service) 

Humanitarian Info

Tuvalu World Food Programme Information  Note there is no separate Tuvalu country page  

Pacific Logistics Cluster

Tuvalu UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Information 

Facts and Figures

Tuvalu Wolfram Alpha Information 

Tuvalu World Bank Information 

Tuvalu Population Information

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