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Wallis And Futuna Travel and Tourism

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Wallis and Futuna, officially the Territory of Wallis and Futuna Islands , is a Polynesian French island territory 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:

  • Wallis Islands , in the north
    • Wallis Island
  • Hoorn Islands , in the south
    • Futuna
    • Alofi
Since 2003 Wallis and Futuna has been a French overseas collectivity . Between 1961 and 2003, it had the status of a French overseas territory .

   
 
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Music of Wallis and Futuna - Mata-Utu
Music of Wallis and Futuna Polynesia is a group of island chains spread across much of the Pacific Ocean, and includes many countries and territories. Internationally, Polynesian music is mostly associated with twinkling guitars and grass skirts, Hawaiian hula and other tourist-friendly forms of music. While these elements are justifiably a part of Polynesian history and culture, there is actually a wide variety of music made in the far-flung reaches of Polynesia. Traditional music - Throughout most of Polynesia, music has been influenced by European, American and East Asian contact. The only major stronghold to hold to traditional culture without much evolution has been Tonga, which has pursued a relatively isolationist history. Within songs...

Birds of Wallis and Futuna - Mata-Utu
Birds of Wallis and Futuna The avifauna of Wallis and Futuna includes a total of 39 species, of which 2 have been introduced by humans, and 3 are rare or accidental. 2 species are globally threatened. This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families, and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of Clements's 5th edition. The family accounts at the beginning of each heading reflects this taxonomy, as do the species counts found in each family account. Introduced and accidental species are included in the total counts for Wallis and Futuna. This is a list of the bird species - Shearwaters and Petrels - The procellariids are the main group of medium-sized 'true petrels', charact...

Geography of Wallis and Futuna - Mata-Utu
Geography of Wallis and Futuna Wallis and Futuna is located about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand. 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). 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 avera...

Transport in Wallis and Futuna Islands - Mata-Utu
Transport in Wallis and Futuna Islands 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, Mata-Utu and Leava (on the island of Futuna), that support its merchant marine fleet consisting of three ships (two passenger ships and a petroleum tanker), totaling 92,060 GRT or 45,881 metric tons of deadweight (DWT). There are two airports, one on Wallis with a paved runway of 2,100 meters (6,890 ft), and one on Futuna with a 1,000-meter (3,300 ft) unpaved strip. New Caledonia-based Airline operates the only commercial flights that go to Wallis, where it has an office in Mata-Utu. There are no commercial boat operat...