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Tuvalu
Motto: "Tuvalu mo te Atua"(Tuvaluan)
"Tuvalu for the Almighty"
Anthem: Tuvalu mo te Atua(Tuvaluan)
Tuvalu for the Almighty
Location of Tuvalu
CapitalFunafuti
8°31′S179°12′E / 8.517°S 179.200°E / -8.517; 179.200
Official languages
Ethnic groups
ReligionChurch of Tuvalu
DemonymTuvaluan
GovernmentNon-partisanparliamentarydemocracy under constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Iakoba Italeli
Enele Sopoaga
LegislatureParliament
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
1 October 1978
Area
• Total
26 km2 (10 sq mi) (236th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2012 census
10,640[1][2] (196th)
• Density
475.88/km2 (1,232.5/sq mi) (27th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$39 million[3] (226th)
• Per capita
$3,566[3] (156th)
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$32 million[3] (194th)
• Per capita
$2,970[3] (118th)
CurrencyTuvaluan dollar
Australian dollar (AUD)
Time zone(UTC+12)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+688
ISO 3166 codeTV
Internet TLD.tv

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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