What is Futuna known for?
Futuna and Alofi (which has just one inhabitant!), are high altitude volcanic islands, with a surface area of 64 km², and have no lagoon; the highest point is Mont Puke, which rises to 524 m. Futuna is made up of two kingdoms: Alo, where the airport is located, and Sigave, where the port and harbour are located.
What continent is Wallis et Futuna?
OceaniaWallis and Futuna / ContinentOceania is a geographic region that includes Australasia, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Spanning the Eastern and Western Hemispheres, Oceania is estimated to have a land area of 8,525,989 square kilometres and a population of over 41 million. Wikipedia
What is Wallis and Futuna known for?
Wallis and Futuna, in full Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, French Territoire des Îles Wallis et Futuna, self-governing overseas collectivity of France consisting of two island groups in the west-central Pacific Ocean. The collectivity is geographically part of western Polynesia.
What is the official language of Wallis and Futuna?
FrenchWallis and Futuna / Official languageFrench is a Romance language of the Indo-European family. It descended from the Vulgar Latin of the Roman Empire, as did all Romance languages. French evolved from Gallo-Romance, the Latin spoken in Gaul, and more specifically in Northern Gaul. Wikipedia
Is Wallis and Futuna part of New Caledonia?
Overview. Before 1961, Wallis and Futuna was a French protectorate, then a colony administered from New Caledonia. In 1961 it became a French overseas territory and in 2003 a French overseas collectivity. Wallis and Futuna is comprised of three main islands (Wallis, Futuna and Alofi) and a number of tiny islets.
What type of government does Wallis and Futuna have?
Dependent territoryWallis and Futuna / Government
Politics of Wallis and Futuna takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic French overseas collectivity, whereby the President of the Territorial Assembly is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government.
Where are Wallis and Futuna Islands?
South Pacific Ocean
Wallis and Futuna is comprised of three main islands (Wallis, Futuna and Alofi) and a number of tiny islets. It is located 280 km northeast of Fiji and 370 km west of Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean. The territory itself is split between the two main island groups (Wallis and Futuna) lying about 260 kilometres apart.