WALLIS & FUTUNA

historical demographical data of the islands


ISLAND,or: ISLAND GROUPcapitalsurface/sq.kmsurface/sq.mic1996e1995c1990c1982c1976e1970?e1968?e1965e1962?e1960?e1936?e1900?codepos.particularsvariants of the name
source:SFGLMW,SFSYSYSYOFWGSYSYEBRL,WW
Circonscription
Uvéa:Matâ'UtuUVneother area figures found: 96 km2 = 37 sq.mi; also divided into 3 circonscriptions (districts)Ouvéa, 'Uvea, Île Uvéa, Uea, Uëa
Uvéa-Hahake3,63,3UK
Uvéa-Hihifo2,32,1UF
Uvéa-Mua3,63,6UM
Uvéa (subtotal):159619,510,09,07,86,05,85,85,75,45,54,23,4
isletsincludes (amidst other islets, even smaller ones): Île Faioa, Fenua Fu, Nukuloa, Nukuatea
Wallis named for English navigator Samual Wallis, who visited 1767; occupied by French 1842
ÎLES WALLIS (subtotal):159619,59,0IWneincludes, besides Uvéa, in total 22 adjacent smaller islets, these are mainly uninhabited coral reefsWallis Archipelago
'Alofi5120ALscisland is said to be unhabited; still one settlement (Alofitai, or: Mua) is shown in several atlantesÎle Alofi
Futuna:4,7FUwconsists of 2 "royaume = kingdoms": (eastern part) Alo, and (western part) SingaveÎle Futuna
Alo2,92,9FA
Sigave1,71,9FS
Futuna (subtotal):64254,65,04,74,13,22,82,72,93,03,02,02,5
ÎLES DE HORN (subtotal):115444,64,7IHswthe islands of 'Alofi and Futuna together form Îles de Horn; other area figures: 91 sq.km = 35 sq.miHoorn Islands
F.:discovered by Dutch in 1616; annexed by France 1887, belonged until 1959 to Nouvelle Calédonie
TOTAL:Matâ'Utu27410614,215,013,711,99,28,68,58,78,48,56,25,9other area figures: 255 km2 = 98 sq.mi. The area figures change, even in the same source used (SY)Îles Wallis-et-Futuna, Wallis-et-Futuna

Particulars:
Source MW: "By permission. From Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary. Third Edition cop. 1997 by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated."
Source "SF" is the website of Le SPLAF at "www.splaf.free.fr".
File created on 2001.12.30; revised on 2002.06.19; last modified on 2002.08.07 by Jan Lahmeyer

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