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    Wallis and Futuna Geography - 1991

      Total area: 274 km2
      land area: 274 km2
      includes Ile Uvea (Wallis Island), Ile Futuna (Futuna Island), Ile Alofi, and 20 islets

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 129 km

      Maritime claims: Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; hot, rainy season (November to April); cool, dry season (May to October)

      Terrain: volcanic origin; low hills

      Natural resources: negligible

      Land use: arable land 5%; permanent crops 20%; meadows and pastures 0%; forest and woodland 0%; other 75%

      Environment: both island groups have fringing reefs

      Note: located 4,600 km southwest of Honolulu in the South Pacific Ocean about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

      NOTE: The information regarding Wallis and Futuna on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Wallis and Futuna Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Wallis and Futuna Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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