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Learn more about Tuvalu.
Flag of Tuvalu Tuvalu
Population: 11,468 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Funafuti
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An Introduction to Tuvalu
In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over the next dozen years.

Tuvalu map

Map of Tuvalu ( Location ) : 8 00 S, 178 00 E, Oceania, island group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia. For additional reports and educational information specific to Tuvalu, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Tuvaluan Flag
Light blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant; the outer half of the flag represents a map of the country with nine yellow five-pointed stars symbolizing the nine islands.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Tuvalu.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 1.44%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 65.47 yrs - Male
    • 69.96 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 700 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 800

Radios:
    • 4,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .tv

Did you know ... People from Tuvalu are called Tuvaluans
 

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