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Wallis and Futuna is made up of two groups of volcanic islands a
couple of hundred kilometres apart.
French Citizens, Futuna Archipelago, Map of The Pacific
Islands, Wallis and Futuna, Wallis Archipelago.
The overseas French territory is located north-east of Fiji, west of Western Samoa, and south of Tuvalu.
The islanders have had French citizenship since the early 1960's.
For some, Tahiti, New Caledonia and Wallis and Futuna are idyllic tropical
islands with a French flavour, while for others they represent continuing French
colonialism, thwarted independence movements and nuclear testing.
British explorer Samuel Wallis visited the area in the early
The main island in Wallis is Uvea, and there about 20 smaller islands
The capital of the territory is on Wallis Island.
Two Dutch navigators first sighted the mountainous islands of
Futuna and Alofi in 1617.
April is the start of hurricane season.
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