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Wallis and Futuna Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Wallis and Futuna Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

Location:
Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

Geographic coordinates:
13 18 S, 176 12 W

Map references:
Oceania

Area:
total: 142 sq km
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land: 142 sq km
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water: 0 sq km
note: includes Ile Uvea (Wallis Island), Ile Futuna (Futuna Island), Ile Alofi, and 20 islets
country comparison to the world: 221

Area - comparative:
1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
129 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
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Climate:
tropical; hot, rainy season (November to April); cool, dry season (May to October); rains 250-300 cm per year (80% humidity); average temperature 26.6 degrees Celsius

Terrain:
volcanic origin; low hills

Elevation:
mean elevation: 0 m lowest point: Pacific Ocean
522 highest point: Mont Singavi (on Futuna)

Natural resources:
NEGL

Land use:
agricultural land: 42.8% (2011 est.)
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arable land: 7.1% (2011 est.)
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permanent crops: 35.7% (2011 est.)
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permanent pasture: 0% (2011 est.)
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forest: 41.9% (2011 est.)
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other: 15.3% (2011 est.)
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Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
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Natural hazards:
cyclones; tsunamis

Environment - current issues:
deforestation (only small portions of the original forests remain) largely as a result of the continued use of wood as the main fuel source; as a consequence of cutting down the forests, the mountainous terrain of Futuna is particularly prone to erosion; there are no permanent settlements on Alofi because of the lack of natural freshwater resources; lack of soil fertility on the islands of Uvea and Futuna negatively impacts agricultural producitivity

Geography - note:
both island groups have fringing reefs; Wallis contains several prominent crater lakes

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Wallis and Futuna on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Wallis and Futuna Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Wallis and Futuna Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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