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Encyclopedia > Wallis and Futuna
Territoire des îles Wallis-et-Futuna
Flag of Wallis and Futuna Coat of arms of Wallis and Futuna
Unofficial flag Coat of arms
Motton/a
AnthemLa Marseillaise
Capital
(and largest city)
Mata-Utu
13°20′S, 176°20′W
Official languages French
ʻUvean, Futunan
Government Overseas territory of France
 -  President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
 -  Administrateur supérieur Richard Didier
 -  President of the Territorial Assembly Pesamino Taputai
 -  Kings
(traditionally three)
King of Uvea (none at present)
Soane Patita Maituku,
king of Alo since 2002
Visesio Moeliku,
king of Sigave since 2004
Non-sovereign (overseas territory) 
Area
 -  Total 264 km² (211th)
102 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) negligible
Population
 -  July 2005 estimate 15,480 (219th)
 -  2003 census 14,944 
 -  Density 77/km² (112th)
199/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2004 estimate
 -  Total $60 million (not ranked)
 -  Per capita $ 3,800 (not ranked)
Currency CFP franc (XPF)
Time zone (UTC+12)
Internet TLD .wf
Calling code +681

Wallis and Futuna, officially the Territory of Wallis and Futuna Islands (French: Wallis-et-Futuna or Territoire des îles Wallis-et-Futuna, Fakauvea and Fakafutuna: Uvea mo Futuna), is a Polynesian island territory (but not part of, or even contiguous with, French Polynesia) in the South Pacific between Fiji and Samoa. It is made up of three main volcanic tropical islands and a number of tiny islets. The territory is split into two island groups lying about 260 km apart: Image File history File links Flag_of_Wallis_and_Futuna. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Standard design. ... The Coat of arms of Wallis and Futuna consists of elements from the unofficial flag of Wallis and Futuna featuring a red saltire on a white square, which in turn is placed on a red field (alternatively, a larger white cross pattée is used). ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that evokes and eulogizes the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognized either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... This article is about the anthem La Marseillaise. A sculpture popularly called La Marseillaise is part of the sculptural program of the Arc de Triomphe. ... Image File history File links LocationWallisAndFutuna. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... The Collectivity of Wallis and Futuna (French: Collectivité de Wallis et Futuna) is a group of mainly three volcanic tropical islands (Wallis, Futuna, and Alofi) with fringing reefs located in the South Pacific Ocean. ... Mata-Utu is the capital of the Wallis and Futuna. ... An official language is a language that is given a special legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... Uvean (Fakauvea in the vernacular) is the Polynesian language spoken on Uvea (also known as Wallis Island), and it was therefore known as Wallisian in colonial times. ... Futunan (native name: Fakafutuna) is the Polynesian language spoken on Futuna (and Alofi). ... A collectivité doutre-mer (in English Overseas Community) or COM, is an administrative division of France. ... The President of France, known officially as the President of the Republic (Président de la République in French), is Frances elected Head of State. ... Nicolas Sarkozy at Paris, May 2005. ... For other uses, see Monarch (disambiguation). ... The Collectivity of Wallis and Futuna (French: Collectivité de Wallis et Futuna) is a group of mainly three volcanic tropical islands (Wallis, Futuna, and Alofi) with fringing reefs located in the South Pacific Ocean between Fiji and Samoa. ... King Soane Patita Maituku is the curent Tui Agaifo since 2002. ... Alo, also known unofficially as Tu`a, is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, which encompasses the eastern two thirds (53 km² out of 83 km²) of Futuna Island, and mostly uninhabited Alofi Island (32 km², pop. ... Sigave is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, which is located on the western part of Futuna Island. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... This is a list of the countries of the world sorted by area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... 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This article includes two lists of countries of the world[1] sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita, the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year divided by the average population for the same year. ... ISO 4217 Code XPF User(s) New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna Inflation 2. ... ISO 4217 is the international standard describing three letter codes (also known as the currency code) to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... UTC redirects here. ... A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is a top-level domain used and reserved for a country or a dependent territory. ... .wf is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Wallis and Futuna Islands. ... This is a list of country calling codes defined by ITU-T recommendation E.164. ... Uvean (Fakauvea in the vernacular) is the Polynesian language spoken on Uvea (also known Wallis Island), and it was therefore known as Wallisian in colonial times. ... Futunan (native name: Fakafutuna) is the Polynesian language spoken on Futuna (and Alofi). ... Carving from the ridgepole of a Māori house, ca 1840 Polynesia (from Greek: πολύς many, νῆσος island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ... For other uses, see Oceania (disambiguation). ... Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ...

Since 2003 Wallis and Futuna has been a French overseas collectivity (collectivité d'outre-mer, or COM). Between 1961 and 2003, it had the status of a French overseas territory (territoire d'outre-mer, or TOM). Wallis (Uvea) is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the French territory of Wallis and Futuna. ... Wallis (Uvea) is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the French territory of Wallis and Futuna. ... Hoorn Islands (Futuna and Alofi) The Hoorn Islands (also Futuna Islands) are one of the two island groups the French overseas territory of Wallis and Futuna geographically is composed of. ... Futuna is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the French territory of Wallis and Futuna. ... Alofi is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the French territory of Wallis and Futuna. ... The French Overseas Departments and Territories (often abbreviated DOM-TOM for départements doutre-mer, territoires doutre-mer) consist broadly of French-administered territories outside of Europe. ... A collectivité doutre-mer (in English Overseas Community) or COM, is an administrative division of France. ... A Territoire doutre-mer (TOM, French for Overseas territory) is an administrative division of France. ...

Contents

History

Although the Dutch and the British were the European discoverers of the islands in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was the French who were the first Europeans to settle in the territory, with the arrival of French missionaries in 1837, who converted the population to Catholicism. Wallis is named after the Cornish explorer Samuel Wallis. For other uses, see Missionary (disambiguation). ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... The Cornish people are a British ethnic group originating in Cornwall. ... Samuel Wallis (c. ...


On April 5, 1842, they asked for the protection of France after the rebellion of a part of the local population. On April 5, 1887, the queen of Uvea (on the island of Wallis) signed a treaty officially establishing a French protectorate. The kings of Sigave and Alo on the islands of Futuna and Alofi also signed a treaty establishing a French protectorate on February 16, 1888. The islands were put under the authority of the French colony of New Caledonia. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... The Collectivity of Wallis and Futuna (French: Collectivité de Wallis et Futuna) is a group of mainly three volcanic tropical islands (Wallis, Futuna, and Alofi) with fringing reefs located in the South Pacific Ocean between Fiji and Samoa. ... This article is about states protected and/or dominated by a foreign power. ... Sigave is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, which is located on the western part of Futuna Island. ... Alo, also known unofficially as Tu`a, is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, which encompasses the eastern two thirds (53 km² out of 83 km²) of Futuna Island, and mostly uninhabited Alofi Island (32 km², pop. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the toll-free telephone number see Toll-free telephone number Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... -1...


In 1917, the three traditional chiefdoms were annexed to France and turned into the Colony of Wallis and Futuna, still under the authority of the Colony of New Caledonia. 1917 (MCMXVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar (see: 1917 Julian calendar). ...


In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory, effective in 1961, thus ending their subordination to New Caledonia. Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... French overseas departments and territories The French Overseas Departments and Territories (French: départements doutre-mer and territoires doutre-mer or DOM-TOM) consist broadly of French-administered territories outside of Europe. ...


In 2005 the 50th king, Tomasi Kulimoetoke II, faced being deposed after giving sanctuary to his grandson who was convicted of manslaughter. The king claimed his grandson should be judged by tribal law rather than by the French penal system. There were riots in the streets involving the king's supporters, which were victorious over attempts to replace the king. Two years later, Tomasi Kulimoetoke died on 7 May 2007. Currently, the state is in a six-month period of mourning. During this period, mentioning a successor is forbidden.[1] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Politics

The territory is divided into three traditional chiefdoms (royaumes coutumiers): Uvea, on the island of Wallis, Sigave, on the western part of the island of Futuna, and Alo, on the island of Alofi and on the eastern part of the island of Futuna (only Uvea is further subdivided, into three districts): The territory of Wallis and Futuna is divided into three traditional chiefdoms (royaumes coutumiers): Uvea (on the island of Wallis), Sigave (on the western part of the island of Futuna), and Alo (on the island of Alofi and on the eastern part of the island of Futuna). ... The Collectivity of Wallis and Futuna (French: Collectivité de Wallis et Futuna) is a group of mainly three volcanic tropical islands (Wallis, Futuna, and Alofi) with fringing reefs located in the South Pacific Ocean between Fiji and Samoa. ... Sigave is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, which is located on the western part of Futuna Island. ... Alo, also known unofficially as Tu`a, is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, which encompasses the eastern two thirds (53 km² out of 83 km²) of Futuna Island, and mostly uninhabited Alofi Island (32 km², pop. ... The Collectivity of Wallis and Futuna (French: Collectivité de Wallis et Futuna) is a group of mainly three volcanic tropical islands (Wallis, Futuna, and Alofi) with fringing reefs located in the South Pacific Ocean between Fiji and Samoa. ...

Chiefdom
  District
Capital Area
(km²)
Population
Census 2003
Villages
Wallis Islands
`Uvea (Wallis) Matāʻutu 77.5 10071 23
Hihifo ("west") Vaitupu 23.4 2422 5
Hahake ("east") Matāʻutu 27.8 3950 6
Mu'a ("first") Mala'efo'ou (1) 26.3 3699 12
Hoorn Islands
Sigave (Singave) Leava 30.0 1880 6
Alo Mala'e 85.0 2993 9
Wallis and Futuna Matāʻutu 192.5 14944 38

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The capital of the territory is Matāʻutu on the island of Wallis, the most populated island. As a territory of France, it is governed under the French constitution of September 28, 1958, uses the French legal system, and suffrage is universal for those over 18 years of age. The French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; the high administrator is 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. Mata-Utu is the capital of the Wallis and Futuna. ... The current Constitution of France was adopted on October 4, 1958, and has been amended 17 times, most recently on March 28, 2003. ... is the 271st day of the year (272nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jan. ... In academic terms, French law can be divided into two areas: private law (droit privé) and public law (droit public). Private law includes, in particular, civil law (droit civil) and criminal law (droit pénal). Public law includes, in particular, administrative law (droit administratif) and constitutional law (droit constitutionnel). However... Categories: French government | Stub ...


The head of state is President Nicolas Sarkozy of France as represented by High Administrator Richard Didier (since July 19, 2006). The President of the Territorial Assembly is Pesamino Taputai (since April 1st 2001. The Council of the Territory consists of three kings (kings of the three traditional chiefdoms, who are "de jure" members) and three members appointed by the high administrator on the advice of the Territorial Assembly. Nicolas Sarkozy at Paris, May 2005. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The legislative branch consists of the unicameral Territorial Assembly or Assemblée territoriale of 20 seats; the members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms. Wallis and Futuna elects one senator to the French Senate and one deputy to the French National Assembly. The Senate amphitheater in the Luxembourg Palace The Senate (in French :le Sénat) is the upper house of the Parliament of France. ... The Palais Bourbon, front The French National Assembly (French: Assemblée nationale) is one of the two houses of the bicameral Parliament of France under the Fifth Republic. ...


Justice is generally administered under French law by a tribunal of first instance in Mata-Utu, but the three traditional chiefdoms administer justice according to customary law (only for non-criminal cases). The court of appeal is in Nouméa, New Caledonia. In academic terms, French law can be divided into two areas: private law (droit privé) and public law (droit public). Private law includes, in particular, civil law (droit civil) and criminal law (droit pénal). Public law includes, in particular, administrative law (droit administratif) and constitutional law (droit constitutionnel). However... In law, custom, or customary law consists of established patterns of behaviour that can be objectively verified within a particular social setting. ... Nouméa is the capital city of the French territory of New Caledonia. ...


The territory participates in the Franc Zone, and as a permanent member of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community and as an observator member of the South Pacific Forum. ISO 4217 Code XPF User(s) New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna Inflation 2. ... Flag of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community The Secretariat of the Pacific Community or SPC is a regional intergovernmental organisation whose membership includes both nations and territories. ...


Geography

Orthographic projection centred over Wallis and Futuna Islands
Orthographic projection centred over Wallis and Futuna Islands

Wallis and Futuna is located about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand, at 13°18′S, 176°12′W. Image File history File links Orthographic_projection_centred_over_Wallis_and_Futuna_Islands. ... Image File history File links Orthographic_projection_centred_over_Wallis_and_Futuna_Islands. ... Orthographic projection (equatorial aspect) of the hemisphere 30W–150E Orthographic projection is a map projection of cartography. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


The territory includes the island of Wallis (the most populated), the island of Futuna, the uninhabited island of Alofi (the population of Alofi was reportedly eaten by the cannibal people of Futuna in one single raid in the 19th century), and 20 uninhabited islets, totaling 274 square kilometres (106 sq mi) with 129 kilometres (80 mi) of coastline. The highest point in the territory is Mont Singavi (on the island of Futuna) at 765 metres (2,510 ft). Cannibalism is the act or practice of eating members of the same species, e. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


The islands have a hot, rainy season from November to April and a cool, dry season from May to October. The rains accumulate 2,500 to 3,000 millimeters (98–118 in) each year. The average humidity is 80% and the temperature 26.6 °C (79.9°F). An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ...


Only five percent of the islands' land area is arable land; permanent crops cover another 20%. Deforestation (only small portions of the original forests remain), largely as a result of the continued use of wood as the main fuel source, is a serious problem; 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. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the process of deforestation in the environment. ... For morphological image processing operations, see Erosion (morphology). ...


Economy

Lake Lalolalo on ʻUvea
Lake Lalolalo on ʻUvea

The territory's 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, French Polynesia and France. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 269 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,192 × 738 pixels, file size: 109 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 269 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,192 × 738 pixels, file size: 109 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... For other uses, see Coconut (disambiguation). ...


The gross domestic product had in 1995 a purchasing power parity of about $28.7 million total, about $2,000 per capita. The territory takes in about $20 million per year in revenues against about $17 million in expenditures. This article is about GDP in the context of economics. ... PPP The purchasing power parity (PPP) theory was developed by Gustav Cassel in 1920. ...


Industries include copra, handicrafts, fishing, and lumber. Agricultural products include breadfruit, yams, taro, bananas, pigs, and goats. In 1995, about $370,000 worth of commodities (copra, breadfruit, yams, taro roots, handicrafts) were exported, and about $13.5 million worth of commodities (foodstuffs, manufactured goods, transportation equipment, fuel, clothing) were imported, primarily from France, Australia, and New Zealand. Copra drying in the sun Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. ... Binomial name Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg The Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a tree and fruit native to the Malay Peninsula and western Pacific islands. ... Yams at Brixton market Yam is the common name for some species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae). ... This article is about the plant. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pig (disambiguation). ... This article is about the domestic species. ... Copra drying in the sun Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. ... Binomial name Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg The Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a tree and fruit native to the Malay Peninsula and western Pacific islands. ... Yams at Brixton market Yam is the common name for some species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae). ... This article is about the plant. ...


The territory uses the CFP Franc, along with the French territories of New Caledonia and French Polynesia; the CFP franc (XPF) is fixed vs. the euro, at the rate of 1,000 XPF = 8.38 euro. ISO 4217 Code XPF User(s) New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna Inflation 2. ... ISO 4217 Code XPF User(s) New Caledonia, French Polynesia, and Wallis and Futuna Inflation 2. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ...


Banking: In 1991, BNP Nouvelle-Calédonie, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, established a subsidiary, Banque de Wallis-et-Futuna, in the territory. Two years earlier Banque Indosuez had closed its branch at Mata-Utu, leaving the territory without any bank. BNP Paribas (Euronext: BNP, TYO: 8665 ) is one of the main banks in Europe and France. ... Calyon is Crédit Agricoles corporate and investment banking entity. ...


Demographics

The total population of the territory at the 2003 census was 14,944 (67.4% on the island of Wallis, 32.6% on the island of Futuna), the vast majority of Polynesian ethnicity, with a small minority of French descent. More than 16,000 Wallisians and Futunians live as expatriates in New Caledonia, which is more than the total population of Wallis and Futuna. The overwhelming majority of the people in Wallis and Futuna are Roman Catholic. They speak both French and Wallisian or Futunian, the indigenous Polynesian languages. However, French is only spoken by 10% of the population as a first language. Half the total population (both men and women) age 15 and over can read and write. Carving from the ridgepole of a Māori house, ca 1840 Polynesia (from Greek: πολύς many, νῆσος island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... ʻUvean (Fakaʻuvea in the vernacular) is the Polynesian language spoken on ʻUvea (also known as Wallis Island), and it was therefore known as Wallisian in colonial times. ... Futunan (native name: Fakafutuna) is the Polynesian language spoken on Futuna (and Alofi). ... The Polynesian languages are a group of related languages spoken in the region known as Polynesia. ...


Culture

The culture of those islands is typically Polynesian. Most notably, the Music of Wallis and Futuna has a rich tradition. Music in the French overseas territory of Wallis and Futuna is overwhelmingly Polynesian in form. ...


The Kailao, often thought of as a Tongan war dance was imported to Tonga from 'Uvea. The Kailao is a Tongan war dance imported to Tonga from nearby Uvea, also known as Wallis Island. ...


Transportation and communications

In 1994, the territory had 1,125 telephones in use, had one AM radio station, and two television broadcast stations.


The island of Wallis has about 100 kilometers (62 mi) of highway, 16 paved, while the island of Futuna has only 20 kilometers (12.5 mi), none of it paved. The territory has two main ports and harbors, Leava (on the island of Futuna), and Mata-Utu, that support its merchant marine fleet consisting of three ships totaling 92,060 GRT or 45,881 DWT: two passenger ships and a petroleum tanker. There are two airports, one with a paved runway of 2,100 meters (6,890 ft), on the island of Wallis, and one with a 1,000-meter (3,300 ft) unpaved strip on Futuna.


The only commercial flights that go to Wallis are operated by the New Caledonia based Aircalin. There is an Aircalin office in Mata-Utu on Wallis. There are no commercial boat operators. Aircalin (Air Caledonie International) is the international airline of New Caledonia and is based at Nouméa. ...


Miscellaneous

The territory's data code and country code (top level Internet domain) is .wf. Currently this is suspended in favor of the .fr .nc (Nouvelle Calédonie) data code. Since 2005, it has a University, though Oregon's Office of Degree Authorization lists the school as operating out of London, UK, and unaccredited in the state of Oregon. [1] .wf is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the Wallis and Futuna Islands. ...


See also

The French Overseas Departments and Territories (often abbreviated DOM-TOM for départements doutre-mer, territoires doutre-mer) consist broadly of French-administered territories outside of Europe. ... bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla... Indian Ocean Islands The following islands are in the Indian Ocean Réunion (French: La Réunion) - (Overseas department and region) Mayotte (French: Mayotte) - (Overseas collectivity entitled departmental collectivity) Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (French: Îles Éparses) (all five have no permanent population) Bassas da India (French: Île Bassas... The Vicariate Apostolic of Central Oceania was a Roman Catholic missionary jurisdiction for some of the South Pacific islands. ...

References

  1. ^ BBC News (2007). Been and gone - fit for a King. Retrieved on 2007-06-03.

BBC News is the department within the BBC responsible for the corporations news-gathering and production of news programmes on BBC television, radio and online. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 154th day of the year (155th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official website of the Assembly (French)
  • Official website of the French Administrateur supérieur de Wallis et Futuna (French)
  • Open Directory Project - Wallis and Futuna directory category
  • Map of Wallis and Futuna, with district boundaries
  • (French) Information about Wallis and Futuna
  • (French) Uvea mo Futuna Wallis and Futuna online magazine
  • (French) Pictures of Wallis

 
 

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