Statistical information Wallis and Futuna 1994Wallis%20and%20Futuna

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Wallis and Futuna in the World
Wallis and Futuna in the World


Wallis and Futuna - Introduction 1994
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Background: Although discovered by the Dutch and the British in the 17th and 18th centuries 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.

Wallis and Futuna - Geography 1994
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Location: Oceania, Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean, 4,600 km southwest of Honolulu, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

Geographic coordinates

Map referenceOceania

Total area total: 274 km²
Land: 274 km²

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 129 km

Maritime claims
Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 12 nm

Climate: tropical; hot, rainy season (November to April; cool, dry season (May to October)

Terrain: volcanic origin; low hills


Natural resources: negligible
Land use

Land use
Arable land: 5%
Permanent crops: 20%
Meadows and pastures: 0%
Forest and woodland: 0%
Other: 75%

Irrigated land: NA km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: NA

Note: defense is the responsibility of France

Wallis and Futuna - People 1994
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Population: 14,338 (July 1994 est.)
Growth rate: 1.13% (1994 est.)

Nationality: noun:Wallisian(s), Futunan(s), or Wallis and Futuna Islanders

Ethnic groups: Polynesian

Languages: French, Wallisian (indigenous Polynesian language)

Religions: Roman Catholic

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate: 1.13% (1994 est.)

Birth rate: 25.74 births/1000 population (1994 est.)

Death rate: 5.26 deaths/1000 population (1994 est.)

Net migration rate: -9.18 migrant(s)/1000 population (1994 est.)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: NA
International agreements: NA

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 26.26 deaths/1000 live births (1994 est.)

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 71.72 years
Male: 71.08 years
Female: 72.4 years (1994 est.)

Total fertility rate: 3.23 children born/woman (1994 est.)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access


Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy: all ages can read and write (1969)
Total population: 50%
Male: 50%
Female: 51%

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Wallis and Futuna - Government 1994
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Country name
Conventional long form: Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
Conventional short form:
local long form: Territoire des Iles Wallis et Futuna
local short form; Wallis et Futuna

Government type: overseas territory of France

Capital: Mata-Utu (on Ile Uvea)

Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of France)

Dependent areas

Independence: none (overseas territory of France)

National holiday

Constitution: 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

Legal system: French legal system

International law organization participation


Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

Executive branch
Chief of state: President Francois MITTERRAND (since 21 May 1981)
Head of government: High Administrator Philippe LEGRIX (since NA); President of the Territorial Assembly Soane Noni UHILA (since NA March 1992)

Legislative branch: unicameral
Territorial Assembly Assemblee Territoriale: elections last held 15 March 1987 (next to be held NA March 1992); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (20 total) RPR 7, UPL 5, UDF 4, UNF 4
French Senate: elections last held 24 September 1989 (next to be held by NA September 1998); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (1 total) RPR 1
French National Assembly: elections last held 21 and 28 March 1992 (next to be held by NA September 1996); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (1 total) MRG 1

Judicial branch: none; justice generally administered under French law by the chief administrator, but the three traditional kings administer customary law and there is a magistrate in Mata-Utu

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation: FZ, SPC

Diplomatic representation
From the us:
none (overseas territory of France)
none (overseas territory of France)

Flag descriptionflag of Wallis%20and%20Futuna: the flag of France is used

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Wallis and Futuna - Economy 1994
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Economy overview: The economy is limited to traditional subsistence agriculture, with about 80% of the labor force earning its livelihood 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. Wallis and Futuna imports food, fuel, clothing, machinery, and transport equipment, but its exports are negligible, consisting of copra and handicrafts.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate: NA%

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products: dominated by coconut production, with subsistence crops of yams, taro, bananas, and herds of pigs and goats

Industries: copra, handicrafts, fishing, lumber

Industrial production growth rate: NA%

Labor force: NA
By occupation agriculture livestock and fishing: 80%
By occupation government: 4% (est.)
Labor force

Unemployment rate: NA%

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget: revenues:$2.7 million

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: NA

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports: negligible
Commodities: copra, handicrafts
Partners: NA

Imports: $13.3 million (c.i.f., 1984)
Commodities: foodstuffs, manufactured goods, transportation equipment, fuel
Partners: France, Australia, New Zealand

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: $NA

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique francs (CFPF) per US$1 - 107.63 (January 1994), 102.96 (1993), 96.24 (1992), 102.57 (1991), 99.0 (1990), 115.99 (1989; note - linked at the rate of 18.18 to the French franc

Wallis and Futuna - Energy 1994
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Electricity access

Electricity production: 1 million kWh

Electricity consumption
Per capita: 70 kWh (1990)

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources


Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita

Wallis and Futuna - Communication 1994
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Wallis and Futuna - Military 1994
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Wallis and Futuna - Transportation 1994
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 2
Usable: 2
With permanentsurface runways: 1
With runways over 3659 m: 0
With runways 2440-3659 m: 0
With runways 1220-2439 m: 1

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways





Waterways: none

Merchant marine

Ports and terminals

Wallis and Futuna - Transnational issues 1994
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Disputes international: none

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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