Map of Tuvalu Funafuti

Tuvalu 2005


According to ehistorylib, in 2005, Tuvalu had a population of around 11,000 people. The economy of Tuvalu was mainly based on fishing and tourism, with the main sources of revenue coming from the sale of fishing licenses and from the income generated by tourists visiting the islands. Foreign relations between Tuvalu and other countries were mostly positive due to its strategic location in the South Pacific Ocean. In 2005, Tuvalu had signed trade agreements with countries in Europe, Asia, Oceania, and North America. The politics in Tuvalu were dominated by Prime Minister Maatia Toafa who sought to promote economic development while also preserving traditional values. The government focused on poverty reduction as well as improving access to education and healthcare services for its citizens. There were also plans to hold elections in 2006 which would determine the new leadership of the country. Overall, it seemed that there were promising prospects for political stability and economic growth in Tuvalu during this period due to its strong economic ties with many countries around the world.

Yearbook 2005

Tuvalu 2005

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.

  • Also see for how the acronym TV stands for the country of Tuvalu and other meanings of this two-letter abbreviation.

Map of Tuvalu Funafuti

Country data

Area: 26 km2 (world ranking: 193)

Population: 11,000

Population density: 423 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 195)

Capital: Funafuti

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.

Administrative structure
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)
no information

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 2.4%

Foreign trade: Import: 40 million US $ (2017); Export: 0.1 million US $ (2017)


Island state of Oceania, in the west-central Pacific Ocean. At the 2002 census the population of this tiny archipelago barely reached 9561 residents, which rose slightly in the following years as the annual growth coefficient is minimal (0.5 % in the 2000-2005 period). About half of the residents are concentrated in the capital, Vaiaku, on the Funafuti atoll. The economy is modest and cannot ignore international aid. The main activities are subsistence agriculture and fishing, but significant sources of income are represented by stamp issues for collectors and, since 2000, from the sale on the Internet of the national domain, the famous ‘.tv’, which brought about 50 million dollars into the state’s coffers, a figure that was destined to support the development of infrastructures.

The country has to face two types of emergencies: on the one hand, the climatic threat that is represented by global warming, and which could lead to a rise in sea level, putting the survival of the nine atolls at risk. less than 4-5 m below sea level; on the other hand, the big problem of disposing of household waste, which so far has taken place without taking into account the need to respect the environment.