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Tuvalu Travel and Tourism

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Tuvalu , formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighbours are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. It comprises four reef islands and five true atolls. Its population of 11,992 makes it the third-least-populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also one of the smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, at just 26 square kilometres Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City—0.44 km²; Monaco—1.95 km² and Nauru—21 km². The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesian people. The islands came under the UK's sphere of influence in the late 19th century. The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate from 1892 to 1916 and as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony from 1916 to 1974. In 1974, the Ellice Islanders voted for separate British dependency status as Tuvalu, separating from the Gilbert Islands which became Kiribati upon independence. Tuvalu became fully independent within The Commonwealth in 1978.

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Culture of Tuvalu - Funafuti
Culture of Tuvalu Tuvalu has a rich culture. The Culture of Tuvalu throws light on the following aspects of music and dancing prevalent and widely practiced in the country. Culture of Tuvalu provides you information on the popular dance forms and music, along with the sports that is played in the region. The traditional sport that is played in Tuvalu is kilikiti, which is similar to cricket. As part of your Tuvalu travel, it is quite interesting to know that the traditional community system still survives to a large extent in Tuvalu. Each family has its own task or salanga to perform for the entire community, such as fishing, house building and defense. The responsibilities of a family are passed on from father to son. Tuvalu is an...

Cuisine of Tuvalu - Funafuti
Cuisine of Tuvalu The tourists on a tour to Tuvalu must sample the Cuisine of Tuvalu to make their vacation all more memorable. The Cuisine of Tuvalu is really mouth-watering which will make your taste buds carve for more. Tuvalu is a beautiful state in the Central Pacific. Various kinds of fishes are found in Tuvalu. So, the diet of this country mainly consists of fish dishes. Use of coconut can also be seen in the Tuvalu cuisine. Coconuts are the other staple food of Tuvalu. Cuisine of Tuvalu also includes preparing various kinds of sweet dish. In this country of Tuvalu the tourist's can try out the various kinds of desserts. These desserts of Tuvalu are made coconut milk. Animal milk are also used in preparing the cuisine of Tuval...

Wildlife in Tuvalu - Funafuti
Wildlife in Tuvalu Wildlife in Tuvalu is abundant and comprises a wide range of birds, land animals and water creatures. Wildlife in Tuvalu is very exotic and adds to the beauty of this small country. Tuvalu is situated in the Pacific Ocean and is the fourth smallest country in the world. Population wise it is the second least populated country in the world. Tuvalu consists of nine islands out of which there are four reef islands and five true atolls. The sea all around the islands of Tuvalu is rich in amazing flora and fauna. The land vegetation in Tuvalu is full of coconut trees and pandanu trees. The wildlife on land is not too extensive. Dogs, fowls and pigs flourish under the care of the locals. But Tuvalu is a great place for bird...

Shopping in Tuvalu - Funafuti
Shopping in Tuvalu Shopping in Tuvalu offers exciting opportunities to buy some of the most spectacular handicraft items. Shopping in Tuvalu is the best way to get to know the local people, their culture and their special talents. Tuvalu is an island nation that is located on the Pacific Ocean. Tuvalu comprises of 4 reef islands and five true atolls. It is the second-least populated country in the world. It lies half way between Australia and Hawaii. The capital city of Tuvalu is Funafuti. Tuvalu is slowly becoming an extremely popular tourist destination. Its scenic beauty is spectacular. One of the must do things when you come to Tuvalu to visit the shopping markets in the country. They sell some of the most unique items you will ev...