Tuvalu 2005

Oceania

Yearbook 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.

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

Embassy

Ohlendorfer Str. 39a, 21220 Seevetal
Telephone 04185 7070299,
Fax 0941 857070298
E-Mail: [email protected]

Government
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)