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Capital : Funafuti
Language : Tuvaluan, English
Currency : Tuvaluan dollar, Australian dollar
Population : 10 640
Area : 26 km2

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Tuvalu facts

Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl and paczka-wiedzy.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.


1. The national top-level domain is .tv . There are over 568,500 websites with this extension.

2. The .tv extension is often used for websites related to television.

3. The most popular pages with the extension .tv are: twitch.tv, ustream.tv and flashx.tv.

4. In this country there are only 8 km of paved roads (0.00001% of all roads in the world).

5. There is only one airport in this country.

6. The name Tuvalu in the native language means “eight islands”.

7. Political system – constitutional monarchy.

8. Head of State – Queen Elizabeth II.


Geography in Tuvalu

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1. In 2001, New Zealand decided to accept Tuvalu residents in the event of a threat of flooding by the ocean.

2. Cyclone Babe, which passed through the Funafuti atoll, threw masses of live coral organisms onto its surface, which increased the island by as much as 30%.

3. It is an island country, no land borders.

4. It is one of 11 countries in the world where no negative temperature has ever been recorded.

5. This country is up to 12,000 times smaller than Poland.

6. The country includes 6 atolls and 3 islands.

7. The highest peak is only 5 m a.s.l. and there is no name.

8. There is 18 km2 of agricultural land on Tuvalu (69% of the country).

9. 10 km2 of the country’s area is covered by forests (38.5%)

10. As a result of global warming and the associated rise in ocean level, Tuvalu may be largely under water. According to UN research, this is expected to happen by 2050.

11. The highest point on the Tuvalu Islands is only 4.5 m.

46. The nearest capital in a straight line from Vaiaku is Suva (Fiji) – 1072 km.

47. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Vaiaku is Accra (Ghana) – 19678 km.


Finance in Tuvalu

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1. The minimum wage is $ 3,000 (about PLN 8,340) per month (data from 2013).

2. Gross domestic product (GDP) is $ 41,000,000 in 2015 (PLN 175,480,000).

3. The internal debt at the beginning of 2015 was 41% GDP, or around: $1,025,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $13,321 .


Law in Tuvalu

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1. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

2. The last death penalty was carried out in 1978.


Education in Tuvalu

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 8 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.


Work in Tuvalu

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1. The minimum wage is $ 3,000 (about PLN 8,340) per month (data from 2013).


Best in Tuvalu

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1. The highest peak is only 5 m a.s.l. and there is no name.

2. The highest point on the Tuvalu Islands is only 4.5 m.

3. Lowest temperature: 19.7 ° C was measured in Funafuti.

4. Highest temperature: 36.1 ° C was measured in Niulakita.


Society in Tuvalu

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1. In Tuvalu, an average adult consumes about 1.5 liters of pure alcohol annually.

2. Most drink alcohol – 75%, then wine – 15%, and beer – 10%.

3. In this country, women having their first child on average 23.5 years old.

4. A woman gives birth to 3 children on average.

5. In this country, more than 4,300 (2015) 5,000 (2018) people have access to the internet ( about 47% of the population).

6. About 2,000 (2015) 2,300 (2018) Facebook accounts were founded.

7. The population density is 475 people / km².

8. The main religion is the Tuvalu Church, 87%.

9. The average age people living in this country is 25.2 years.

10. In this country there are around:
3,000 people (29.4%) in the age range 0-14 years.
7,000 people (65.03%) in the age range 15-64 .
600 people (5.57%) over 65 years old.

11. In this country, around 250 children are born every year (2.4% of the population), and about 90 people die (0.9% of the population).

12. 55% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

13. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 2 cigarettes a month.

14. The average life expectancy in this country is 69.3 years (women – 71.7 years and men – 67 years).

15. The name Tuvalu refers to and means eight inhabited islands (although in reality there are nine)


History of Tuvalu

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1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on October 1, 1978.

2. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1967.


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What is the highest peak in Tuvalu?

The highest peak in Tuvalu is the lack of name (5 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Tuvalu?

There are no rivers in Tuvalu.

answer: Marta


What is the largest lake in Tuvalu?

There are no lakes in Tuvalu.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Tuvalu?

It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 25.2 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is $ 3,000 per month (data from 2013).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Tuvalu?

The population density is 409 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Tuvalu for God.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 36.1 ° C was measured in Niulakita.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: 19.7 ° C was measured at Funafuti.

answer: Marta