Tuvalu

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1978

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 1 Oct 1978

CAPITAL: Funafuti

AREA: 30 sq km

EEZ: 757,000 sq km

POPULATION: 11,000 (2015)

LANGUAGE: English, Tuvaluan

CURRENCY: Australian dollar

ECONOMY: Agriculture and fisheries

STATUS: Constitutional monarchy under HM Queen Elizabeth II

HEAD OF STATE: HM Queen Elizabeth II represented by the Governor-General The Hon Sir Iakoba Taela Italei

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: Prime Minister The Hon Enele Sopoaga

WEBSITE: www.tuvaluislands.com

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