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Wallis and Futuna Islands

The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory.

Languages & Population

Approximate Population: 16,309 (July 2007 est.)

Nationality (Noun): Wallisian(s), Futunan(s), or Wallis and Futuna Isl

Nationality (Adjective): Wallisian, Futunan, or Wallis and Futuna Islander

Official Language(s): Wallisian

Major Languages Spoken: French, Wallisian

Map of Wallis and Futuna Islands

Country Facts

Country Name (long form): Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands

Country Name (short form): Wallis and Futuna

Country Name (local long form): Territoire des Iles Wallis et Futuna

Country Name (local short form): Wallis et Futuna

Name of Capital: Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea)

UTC Time Difference (from capital): UTC+12 (17 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Countries Near by, and Bordering Wallis and Futuna Islands: Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Niue, Samoa, American Samoa, Fiji Islands

Land Area: 274 sq km

Comparative Area: 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Total Land Boundry: 0 km

Coastline: 129 km

National Holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)

International Phone Code: 681

Currency Code: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc (XPF)

Internet Country Code: .wf

US Embassy Location: none (overseas territory of France)

US Embassy Mailing Address: none (overseas territory of France)


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