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    Wallis and Futuna Geography - 2005
    https://allcountries.org/wfb2005/wallis_and_futuna/wallis_and_futuna_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location:
      Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

      Geographic coordinates:
      13 18 S, 176 12 W

      Map references:
      Oceania

      Area:
      total: 274 sq km
      land: 274 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      note: includes Ile Uvea (Wallis Island), Ile Futuna (Futuna Island), Ile Alofi, and 20 islets

      Area - comparative:
      1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      Coastline:
      129 km

      Maritime claims:
      territorial sea: 12 nm
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

      Climate:
      tropical; hot, rainy season (November to April); cool, dry season (May to October); rains 2,500-3,000 mm per year (80% humidity); average temperature 26.6 degrees C

      Terrain:
      volcanic origin; low hills

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Mont Singavi 765 m

      Natural resources:
      NEGL

      Land use:
      arable land: 5%
      permanent crops: 25%
      other: 70% (2001)

      Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

      Natural hazards:
      NA

      Environment - current issues:
      deforestation (only small portions of the original forests remain) largely as a result of the continued use of wood as the main fuel source; as a consequence of cutting down the forests, the mountainous terrain of Futuna is particularly prone to erosion; there are no permanent settlements on Alofi because of the lack of natural fresh water resources

      Geography - note:
      both island groups have fringing reefs


      NOTE: The information regarding Wallis and Futuna on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Wallis and Futuna Geography 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Wallis and Futuna Geography 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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