Tuvalu Geography and Population

ETYMOLOGY: The name Tuvalu comes from Polynesian tu ‘stand, exist’ and valu ‘eight’, egl. ‘unit of eight islands’. OFFICIAL NAME: Tuvalu CAPITAL CITY: Fongafale POPULATION: 10,800 (2012) AREA: 25 kmĀ² OFFICIAL LANGUAGE (S): Tuvalu, English, kiribati RELIGION: Protestants 85%, Adventists 4%, Catholics 1%, Jehovah’s Witnesses 1%, Baha’is 1%, others 8% COIN: Australian dollar CURRENCY CODE: […]

Tuvalu Economy

Tuvalu Economy

Public finances, state budget – income, expenditure, balance for the last 5 years The public sector represents 70% of GDP. The main incomes are fishing license fees (almost half of the income), income from national domain fees “tv” (13.7% of income), then income from issuing stamps and coins and development grants. This made it possible […]