Wallis and Futuna

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About Country

Capital
Mata-Utu
Population
Approximately 11,700 (2021 estimate)
Population Density
80 people per square kilometer
GDP
$188 million (2019 estimate)
Language
French and Wallisian (Uvean) are the official languages, with Futunan and other Polynesian languages also spoken
Currency
CFP franc (XPF)
National Dish
There is no official national dish, but seafood and tropical fruits are staples of the local cuisine
Religion
Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion in Wallis and Futuna, with a small number of Protestants and members of other religions
Climate
Wallis and Futuna has a tropical climate with two seasons, a hot and rainy season from November to April, and a cooler and drier season from May to October
Main Industries
Agriculture (mainly subsistence), fishing, handicrafts, and small-scale industry
Level of Development
Wallis and Futuna is considered one of the least developed French territories, with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 177 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 142 square kilometers

Venture to the remote Wallis and Futuna 🇼🇫, a secluded island destination that offers unspoiled beauty 🌺, tranquil beaches 🏝️, and deeply-rooted cultural traditions 💃. Embrace the serene atmosphere and authentic island experience in this unique paradise!

Wallis and Futuna is a French overseas collectivity located in the South Pacific Ocean. The territory consists of three main volcanic tropical islands and several smaller islets.

Main Attractions

Some of the main attractions in Wallis and Futuna include:

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    Mata-Utu Cathedral: a historic cathedral located in the capital city of Mata-Utu.

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    Lake Lalolalo: a volcanic crater lake located on the island of Wallis, known for its scenic beauty.

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    The lagoon of Wallis: a large lagoon surrounding the island of Wallis, known for its crystal clear waters and diverse marine life.

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    Talietumu: an ancient fortified village located on the island of Wallis, now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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    The Bay of Alofi: a beautiful bay located on the island of Futuna, known for its stunning scenery and pristine beaches.

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    The Cave of Hoia: a natural cave located on the island of Futuna, known for its unique rock formations and stalactites.

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