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 WALLISIAN POLITICAL
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Background: The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory.
 
 
Common Name: Wallis Futuna Islands Local Official Name: Wallis et Futuna
Abbreviated Name: Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands Official Name: Territoire des Iles Wallis et Futuna
Official Script Name: Wallis Futuna Islands Local Common Name: Wallis and Futuna
Former Name: Wallis Futuna Islands Territory of: France
 
Head of State: President Jacques CHIRAC
 
Government Type: overseas territory of France
 
Independence: none (overseas territory of France)
 
Constitution: 1958 September 28 (French Constitution)
 
National Holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July
 
International Organization Participation: SPC, UPU
 
Administrative Divisions: none (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are three kingdoms at the second order named Alo, Sigave, Wallis
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: French legal system
 
Suffrage: 18 years of age years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by High Administrator Richard DIDIER (since 19 July 2006) head of government: President of the Territorial Assembly Patalione KANIMOA (since January 2001) cabinet: Council of the Territory consists of three kings and three members appointed by the high administrator on the advice of the Territorial Assembly note: there are three traditional kings with limited powers elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; high administrator appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of the Interior; the presidents of the Territorial Government and the Territorial Assembly are elected by the members of the assembly Legislative Branch: unicameral Territorial Assembly or Assemblee Territoriale (20 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms) elections: last held 11 March 2002 (next to be held March 2007) election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - RPR and affiliates 13, Socialists and affiliates 7 note: Wallis and Futuna elects one senator to the French Senate and one deputy to the French National Assembly; French Senate - elections last held 27 September 1998 (next to be held by September 2007); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats - RPR (now UMP) 1; French National Assembly - elections last held 16 June 2002 (next to be held by in 2007); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats - RPR (UMP) 1 Judicial Branch: none; justice generally administered under French law by the high administrator, but the three traditional kings administer customary law and there is a magistrate in Mata-Utu
 
Party Leaders: Lua Kae Tahi (Giscardians); Mouvement des Radicaux de Gauche or MRG; Rally for the Republic or RPR (UMP) [Clovis LOGOLOGOFOLAU]; Socialist Party or PS; Taumu'a Lelei [Soane Muni UHILA]; Union Populaire Locale or UPL [Falakiko GATA]; Union Pour la Democratie Francaise or UDF
 
International Disputes: NA
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 WALLISIAN GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Wallis Futuna Islands: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
 
Continent: Australia Land Area Total: 274 sq km 
Region: South Pacific Oceania Land Area Land: 274 sq km
Capitol City: Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea) Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 013 18 S Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 176 12 W Border Boundary Coastline: 129 km 
  
Arable Land: 7.14 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 35.71 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 765 m Location: Mont Singavi
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Pacific Ocean
  
Largest City in Wallis Futuna Islands: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: deforestation (only small portions of the original forests remain) largely as a result of the continued use of wood as the main fuel source; as a consequence of cutting down the forests, the mountainous terrain of Futuna is particularly prone to erosion; there are no permanent settlements on Alofi because of the lack of natural fresh water resources
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: NEGL
 
Geographical Terrain: volcanic origin; low hills
 
Comparative Area of Wallis Futuna Islands: 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
 
Wallis Futuna Islands's Geography: both island groups have fringing reefs
 

 WALLISIAN CLIMATE
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General Climate: tropical; hot, rainy season (November to April); cool, dry season (May to October); rains 2,500-3,000 mm per year (80% humidity); average temperature 26.6 degrees C
 
Natural Hazards: NA
 
 
 WALLISIAN ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: The economy is limited to traditional subsistence agriculture, with about 80% labor force earnings from agriculture (coconuts and vegetables), livestock (mostly pigs), and fishing. About 4% of the population is employed in government. Revenues come from French Government subsidies, licensing of fishing rights to Japan and South Korea, import taxes, and remittances from expatriate workers in New Caledonia.
 
 
GDP: $60,000,000 USD Currency: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc
GDP per Capita: $3,800 USD Currency Code: XPF
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique francs (XPF) per US dollar - 95.89 (2005), 96.04 (2004), 105.66 (2003), 126.71 (2002), 133.26 (2001)
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 2.80 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 15.20 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $29,730 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $31,330 USD
   
Electricity Production: 0 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 0 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 0.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $3,670,000 USD Received in economic aid: $0 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: breadfruit, yams, taro, bananas; pigs, goats; fish
 
Primary Industries: copra, handicrafts, fishing, lumber
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $61,170,000 USD - chemicals, machinery, passenger ships, consumer goods
 
Import Partners: France 97%, Australia 2%, NZ 1%
 
Export Amount in USD: $47,450 USD - copra, chemicals, construction materials
 
Export Partners: Italy 40%, Croatia 15%, US 14%, Denmark 13%
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 3,104
 
Labor Force by Occupations: agriculture: 80%, industry: 4%, services: 16%
 
  
 WALLISIAN COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 1 Number of People with Radios: 0
Television Broadcast Stations: 2 Number of People with Televisions: 0
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 1,900 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 0
 
Internet Service Providers: 1 Internet Users: 900
 
Internet Country Code: .wf Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: WF Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 681 Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: NA domestic: NA international: country code - 681
 
  
 WALLISIAN TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 16 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 1 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: total: 8 ships (1000 GRT or over) 110,428 GRT/56,830 DWT by type: chemical tanker 1, passenger 7 foreign-owned: 8 (France 5, French Polynesia 2, US 1)
 
Ports and Harbors: Leava, Mata-Utu
 
  
 WALLISIAN PEOPLE
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Population: 16,025 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 0.00 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 0.00 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 0.00% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 0.00 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 0 Population Female 0-14: 0
Population Male 15-64: 0 Population Female 15-64: 0
Population Male 65+: 0 Population Female 65+: 0
 
Population 0-14: 0.00% Literacy Rate: 50.00%
Population 15-64: 0.00% Literacy rate of Males: 50.00%
Population 65+: 0.00% Literacy rate of Females: 50.00%
 
Population that is Male: 0.00 % Population that is Female: 0.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 0.00 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 0.00 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 0.00 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 0.00 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 0.00
 
Nationality: WALLISIAN
 
Ethnic Groups: Polynesian 
 
  
Primary Language: French
 
Other Languages: Wallisian 58.9% (indigenous Polynesian language), Futunian 30.1%, French 10.8%, other 0.2%
 
 
Primary Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Other Religions: Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%
 
  
 WALLISIAN MILITARY
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of France
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
Note: Phrasebase uses a variety of sources when compiling the facts and information presented above. This information is continually updated throughout the year.
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