Geography of Wallis and Futuna – The Ultimate Free Guide 2021

  • 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.
  • Matā’Utu is its capital and largest city.
  • 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 apart, the Wallis Islands in the northeast, and the Hoorn Islands in the southwest, including Futuna Island proper and the mostly uninhabited Alofi Island.

Geography of Wallis and Futuna


Geography of Wallis and Futuna
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Sovereign state:

France

Area:

142.42 km2

Capital:

Matā’Utu

Population:

11,558

Bordering Countries:

  • Tuvalu to the northwest,
  • Fiji to the southwest,
  • Tonga to the southeast,
  • Samoa to the east, and
  • Tokelau to the northeast.

Official languages:

French

Geographical Coordinates:

13°17′S 176°11′W

World Region or Continent:

Oceania

General Terrain:

Wallis and Futuna is a French Overseas Territory. It is an island group in the South Pacific Ocean. … The French were the first to settle on the islands and laid claim to the islands in 1842 as a protectorate. They took control of Wallis and Futuna over the next 40 years.

Geographical Low Point:

South Pacific Ocean 0 m

Geographical High Point:

Mont Puke on Futuna 524 m (1,719 ft)

Climate:

The climate of Wallis and Futuna is equatorial, hot and humid throughout the year. There is a hotther and more humid period from November to April and a slightly cooler period from May to October.

Major villages :

  • Alele
  • Vaitupu
  • Mala’e
  • Vailala
  • Tufuone
  • Mata’utu
  • Liku
  • Falaleu
  • Aka’aka
  • Ahoa
  • Haafuasia
  • Utufua
  • Halalo
  • Vaimalau
  • Lavegahau
  • Teesi
  • Malaefoou
  • Gahi
  • Tepa
  • Haatofo
  • Kolopopo
  • Ono
  • Taoa
  • Kolia
  • Vele
  • Poi
  • Mala’e
  • Tamana
  • Tuatafa
  • Alofitai
  • Leava
  • Toloke
  • Nuku
  • Fiua
  • Vaisei
  • Tavai

Major Rivers and Lakes:

Major Lakes:

  • Lake Lalolalo
  • Lake Kikila
  • lakes wallis and futuna lac kikila
  • Lake Alofivai
  • lakes wallis and futuna lac lanutuli
  • lakes wallis and futuna lac lanumaha
  • Lake Lanutavake
  • lakes wallis and futuna lac alofivai

Natural Resources:

  • Taro,
  • Yams,
  • Sweet
  • Potatoes,
  • Cassava, and
  • Breadfruit.

Major Geographical Features:

Oceans:

South Pacific Ocean

Islands:

  • Futuna
  • Wallis Island
  • Alofi Island
  • Nukuhione
  • Nukuhifala
  • Nukuteatea
  • Nukutapu
  • Faioa
  • Nukuatea
  • Fenuafo’ou
  • Nukuloa
  • Fugalei
  • Luaniva
  • Îlot Saint Christophe
  • Nukufotu
  • Tekaviki
  • Île Nukulaelae

Mountain Ranges:

  • Mont Puke
  • Kolofau

See Also:

World Map

References:

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