Wallis and Futuna

Wallis and Futuna, officially the Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands[3] (/ˈwɒlɪs...fˈtnə/; French: Wallis-et-Futuna [walis.e.futuna] or Territoire des îles Wallis-et-Futuna, Fakauvea and Fakafutuna: Uvea mo Futuna) 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.

Wallis and Futuna
Wallis-et-Futuna  (French)
Uvea mo Futuna (Wallisian and Futunan)
Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
Territoire des îles Wallis-et-Futuna  (French)
Telituale o 'Uvea mo Futuna (Wallisian and Futunan)
Motto: 
"Liberté, égalité, fraternité" (French) (English: "Liberty, equality, fraternity")
Anthem: "La Marseillaise"
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Location of Wallis and Futuna
Sovereign stateFrance
Protectorate over Wallis5 April 1887
Protectorate over Alo and Sigave16 February 1888
Separation from New Caledonia29 July 1961
Current status28 March 2003
Capital
and largest city
Matā'Utu
13°17′S 176°11′W
Official languagesFrench
Common languages
Demonym(s)
  • Wallisian
  • Futunan
GovernmentDevolved parliamentary dependency
Emmanuel Macron
Hervé Jonathan
Atoloto Kolokilagi
 King of Uvea
Patalione Kanimoa
 King of Alo
Lino Leleivai
 King of Sigave
Eufenio Takala
LegislatureTerritorial Assembly
French Parliament
 Senate
1 senator (of 377)
1 seat (of 577)
Area
 Total
142.42 km2 (54.99 sq mi)
 Water (%)
negligible
Highest elevation
524 m (1,719 ft)
Population
 2018[1] census
11,558 (not ranked)
 Density
83.55/km2 (216.4/sq mi) (not ranked)
GDP (nominal)2005 estimate
 Total
$188 million[2]
 Per capita
$12,640[2]
HDI (2008)0.793
high
CurrencyCFP franc (XPF)
Time zoneUTC+12:00
Driving sideright
Calling code+681
ISO 3166 code
Internet TLD.wf

Its land area is 142.42 km2 (54.99 sq mi). It had a population of 11,558 at the 2018 census (down from 14,944 at the 2003 census).[1][4] 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 (160 mi) apart: the Wallis Islands (also known as Uvea) in the northeast; and the Hoorn Islands (also known as the Futuna Islands) in the southwest, including Futuna Island proper and the mostly uninhabited Alofi Island.

Since 28 March 2003, Wallis and Futuna has been a French overseas collectivity (collectivité d'outre-mer, or COM).[5] Between 1961 and 2003, it had the status of a French overseas territory (territoire d'outre-mer, or TOM). Its official name did not change when its status changed.