Tuvalu. According to countryaah, Vaiaku is the capital and one of the major cities within the country of Tuvalu. Three parliamentary elections during the year favored the government, which in September had a two-thirds majority for the first time in five years. The majority gave the government the opportunity to change the constitution on its own. The revision of the constitution had already begun under the previous government. Prime Minister Maatia Toafa announced crucial reforms. In particular, he wanted to reduce the possibility for ministers to destabilize the government by demanding a vote of no confidence or changing party. However, no reform proposals were submitted.
Area: 26 km2 (world ranking: 193)
Population density: 423 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 195)
Official languages: Tuvaluan, English
Gross domestic product: 40 million US $; Real growth: 3.2%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): US $ 4970
Currency: 1 Australian dollar ($ A) = 100 cents
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Head of State: Elizabeth II, Head of Government: Enele Sopoaga, Exterior: Taukelina Finikaso
National holiday: 1.10.
7 island councils and 1 city council
State and form of government
Constitution of 1986
Parliamentary monarchy (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament (Fale i Fono / House of Assembly) with 15 members, elections every 4 years.
Suffrage from 18 years.
Population: Tuvalu, last census 2012: 10,640 population
approx. 96% Polynesians and Melanesians; around 1500 Tuvaluans abroad, especially in New Zealand
Cities (with population): (as of 2012) Funafuti 6025 residents
Religions: 98% Christians (97% Church of Tuvalu, 1% Adventists), 1% Bahai; Minorities of Muslims, Mormons and others (as of 2006)
Languages: Tuvaluian (Polynesian language) and English Employees
By economic sector: no information
Unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 2.4%
Foreign trade: Import: 40 million US $ (2017); Export: 0.1 million US $ (2017)