Tuvalu Travel Overview
Official language: English
Continent: Australia and Oceania-Australia-Oceania
Vacation in Tuvalu
Tuvalu achieved international fame in 2000 when the constitutional monarchy leased its internet domain.tv for 50 million US dollars. The domain, which is coveted by TV stations, flushed a lot of money into the state coffers.
According to Countryaah, the island nation formerly known as the Ellice Islands is halfway between Hawaii and Australia. The closest neighbors are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji.
The island state is the fourth smallest and one of the most remote countries on earth. The commercially underdeveloped archipelago offers the ideal environment for rest and relaxation in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Diving in paradise
The spectacular underwater world with countless coral reefs, atolls and lagoons conveys a pure South Sea feeling. The marine life pulsates and enables unforgettable diving and snorkeling adventures away from mass tourism.
In Tuvalu you will discover a primitive Ploynesian island culture with its peculiar social structure, art and architecture. Watch traditional dances and admire Polynesian handicrafts. The future of Tuvalu is uncertain. The highest point of the islands is only 5 meters above sea level. This means that the land area is almost completely flooded as a result of climate change. Possibly in the course of the 21st century.
Official language: English
Region: Australia and Oceania
Geo coordinates: S -7 ° -6 ‘-34.3 “E 177 ° 38’ 57.6”
Highest mountain: unnamed (5 m)
Total area: 26 km²
Mainland: 26 km²
Coastline: 24 km
Dependency: Great Britain until 1978
UN member since: 2000
Other political affiliation: Commonwealth
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Export goods: Cobra, fish, postage stamps
Residents in cities: 5,500
Average age: 24.6 years
0-14 years: 30.2%
15-64 years: 64.7%
> 65 years: 5.1%
Population growth: 1.51%
Birth rate: 22.18 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 7.11 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 0.95
Fertility: 2.98 children / woman
Infant mortality: 19.47 ‰
Life expectancy men: 66.08 years
Life expectancy women: 70.66 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: TV
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: TUV
ISO 3166 numeric: 798
Top Level Domain: tv
IOC country code: TUV
UN / LOCODE: TV
Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 52
Last sovereign since: 1978
Main religious group: Christians
Arriving by plane
Air Fiji (PC) flies to Fanafuti. Advance booking is recommended. There are regular flight connections to Tuvalu from Tarawa, Kiribati and Suva on Fiji. Traveling from Europe is a bit complicated, preferably via Sydney (Australia) and Fiji.
A $ 20, children under three and transit travelers are exempt.
Arrival by ship
Shipping connections from Fiji, Kiribati, Australia and New Zealand to the main port of Funafuti.
ON THE GO
Traveling by plane
The only runway is on Funafuti, there is no domestic air traffic.
On the way by car / bus
Few roads that are paved only in Fanafuti.
It operate taxis and minibuses of private bus companies between the government center in Vaiaku and the deep-water port at the northern end of the island Fongafale on the Funafuti Atoll.
Common modes of transport on the islands are pickup trucks, scooters and bicycles that can be rented from the hotel.
On the way by ship
The steamer Nivaga II operates between the islands of Funafuti, Nukufetau, Vaitupu, Nui, Nanumanga, Niutao, Nanumea and the southern island of Niulakita.
Home port is Funafuti.