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Travel to Tuvalu

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Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Tuvalu

  • Time Zone: GMT/UTC +12
  • Electricity: 220/240V 60Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Currency: Australian Dollar (A$)
  • Country Dialing Code: 688

Tuvalu

Location
Oceania, island group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia

Capital
Funafuti; note - administrative offices are located in Vaiaku Village on Fongafale Islet

Population
11,636 (July 2005 est.)

Regions
none

Climate
tropical; moderated by easterly trade winds (March to November); westerly gales and heavy rain (November to March)

Ethnic groups
Polynesian 96%, Micronesian 4%

Religions
Church of Tuvalu (Congregationalist) 97%, Seventh-Day Adventist 1.4%, Baha'i 1%, other 0.6%

Languages
Tuvaluan, English, Samoan, Kiribati (on the island of Nui)

Government type
constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy; began debating republic status in 1992

Background
In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over the next dozen years.

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