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Tuvalu

Tuvalu
  • Capital

    Capital

    Funafuti

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:51

  • Population

    Population

    10 472

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +688

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ TVD (dollar)

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Tuvalu

Tuvalu
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Funafuti

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:51

  • Population

    Population

    10 472

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +688

  • Currency

    Currency

    $ TVD (dollar)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € NULL pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 675mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    26 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    2%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    33%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    60%

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Polynesian - 96 %
    Micronesian - 4 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Church of Tuvalu - 97 %
    Seventh-Day Adventist - 1 %
    Seventh-Day Adventist - 1 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Tuvaluan
    English
    Samoan

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    1.3 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    17.3%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    232 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    fishing, tourism, copra

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    coconuts, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    fish

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    11kt

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What not to do when visiting Tuvalu

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Social Events

Don’t forget the traditional community system still survives to a large extent - each family has its task to perform for the community, such as fishing, house building or defence.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be surprised many locals live in open thatched houses - it’s better to try to enter local house or community hall from the lagoon side rather than from the ocean side.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Tuvalu is approximately half way between Hawaii and Australia.

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Business & Communication

Don’t enter anyone’s home without removing your shoes - legs should be covered while seated.

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Don’t stand in front of seated people - it’s considered rude.

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Don’t carry more than AUD 3000 when arriving or departing the country.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget sexual conduct between males is illegal in Tuvalu.

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Don't refuse the Hibiscus blossom when offered - place it behind your left ear. The Tiare Tahiti flower can be found only in French Polynesia and is used to welcome friends or new visitors.

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget the rainy season usually runs from November to April.

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