Wallis and Futuna Geography - 2021


SOURCE: 2021 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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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

land: 142 sq km

water: 0 sq km

note: includes Ile Uvea (Wallis Island), Ile Futuna (Futuna Island), Ile Alofi, and 20 islets

country comparison to the world: 220

Area - comparative

1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries

total: 0 km

Coastline

129 km

Maritime claims

territorial sea: 12 nm

exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

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

highest point: Mont Singavi (on Futuna) 522 m

lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m

Natural resources

NEGL

Land use

agricultural land: 42.8% (2018 est.)

arable land: 7.1% (2018 est.)

permanent crops: 35.7% (2018 est.)

permanent pasture: 0% (2018 est.)

forest: 41.9% (2018 est.)

other: 15.3% (2018 est.)

Irrigated land

0 sq km (2012)

Natural hazards

cyclones; tsunamis

Geography - note

both island groups have fringing reefs; Wallis contains several prominent crater lakes

NOTE: The information regarding Wallis and Futuna on this page is re-published from the 2021 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Wallis and Futuna 2021 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Wallis and Futuna 2021 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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