The World Factbook: Background: :: In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period. :: ...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Tuvalu (i/tuːˈvɑːluː/ too-VAH-loo or /ˈtuːvəluː/ TOO-və-loo), formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. It comprises three reef islands and six true atolls spread out between the latitude of 5° to 10° south and longitude of 176° to 180°, west of the International Date Line. Tuvalu's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers an oceanic area of approximately 900,000 km2. Its nearest...read more [Source: Wikipedia]
Expertise (alphabetical order)
Official WebsitesGovernment of Tuvalu...Tuvalu Met Service...Delegation of the European Union for the P...
Libraries and ArchivesTuvalu Campus Library of the University of...
Museum CollectionsAmerican Museum of Natural History...Australian Museum...British Museum...
Health and Health ResearchCommonwealth Health Online...Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS...Ministry of Health Governement of Tuvalu...
List of languages More on Glottolog
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Administrative AreasFunafuti (Town Council)
Nanumanga (Island Council)
Nanumea (Island Council)
Niutao (Island Council)
Nui (Island Council)
Nukufetau (Island Council)
Nukulaelae (Island Council)
Vaitupu (Island Council)
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