Wallis and Futuna is made up of two groups of
volcanic islands a couple of hundred kilometres apart.
Wallis and Futuna Travel and Tourist Information
with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources
for visitors to Wallis and Futuna.
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 1700's.
The main island in Wallis is Uvea, and there about
20 smaller islands and islets.
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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