Kingdoms of Wallis and Futuna

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Updates: 

I added population data from the 2013 census, thanks to a tip from Sorin Cosoveanu.

A French constitutional reform in 2003 changed the status of Wallis and Futuna from overseas territory to overseas collectivity.

Country overview: 

Short nameWALLIS AND FUTUNA
ISO codeWF
FIPS codeWF
LanguageFrench (fr)
Time zone+12
CapitalMata Utu

 

Wallis and Futuna Islands have belonged to France throughout the 20th century, and now have the status of an overseas collectivity.

Other names of country: 

  1. Dutch: Wallis en Futuna
  2. English: Wallis and Futuna Islands, Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands (formal)
  3. French: Îles fp Wallis et Futuna, Wallis-et-Futuna
  4. German: Wallis und Futuna
  5. Italian: Wallis e Futuna
  6. Norwegian: Wallisøyene og Futunaøyene
  7. Portuguese: Wallis e Futuna
  8. Russian: Территория островов Уоллис и Футуна (formal)
  9. Spanish: Islas fp Wallis y Futuna, Wallis y Futuna
  10. Turkish: Wallis ve Futuna Adaları

Origin of name: 

Discovered in 1767 by Captain Samuel Wallis (1728-1795)

Primary subdivisions: 

Wallis and Futuna is divided into three kingdoms.

KingdomHASCINSEEPopulationArea(km.²)Area(mi.²)Capital
AloWF.AL986112,2978533Malae
SigaveWF.SI986121,5513012Leava
UvéaWF.UV986139,0199637Mata Utu
3 kingdoms12,86721182

 

Note: some sources say that Malae and Leava are alternately called Alo and Sigave, respectively.

Postal codes: 

Wallis and Futuna uses five-digit postal codes beginning with 986, according to the French system.

Further subdivisions:

See the Districts of Wallis and Futuna page.

Uvéa is divided into three districts.

Territorial extent: 

  1. Alo consists of the eastern part of Futuna Island and the island of Alofi, which is uninhabited. Futuna and Alofi together are known as the Îles de Horne (Hoorn).
  2. Singave consists of the western part of Futuna Island.
  3. Uvéa consists of Wallis (Uvéa) Island and adjacent reefs. The country's capital, Mata-Utu, is there.

Change history: 

1961-07-29: Status of country changed from French dependency, administered from New Caledonia, to French territoire d'outre-mer (overseas territory).

2003-03-28: Status changed to French collectivité d'outre-mer (overseas collectivity).

Other names of subdivisions: 

  1. Sigave: Singave (variant)
  2. Uvéa: Wallis (variant)

Population history:

District1990-10-091996-10-032003-07-222008-07-272013-07-22
Alo2,8602,8922,9932,6552,297
Singave1,8721,7461,8801,5831,551
Uvéa8,9739,52810,0719,2079,019
Total13,70514,16614,94413,44512,867

Sources: 

  1. [1] 2008 census: Decree posted at droit.org  (retrieved 2009-06-23).
  2. [2] 1996, 2003 censuses: Statistiques de Wallis et Futuna  (retrieved 2009-06-23).
  3. [3] 2003, 2008 censuses: Wallis et Futuna: Recensement de la population de 2008  (retrieved 2011-04-25).
  4. [4] 2013 census: Authentification des résultats du recensement 2013  (retrieved 2014-02-08).
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