Outline of Tuvalu

Outline of Tuvalu
The location of Tuvalu
An enlargeable map of Tuvalu

Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a sovereign Polynesian island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean midway between Hawaiʻi and Australia.[1] Its nearest neighbours are Kiribati, Samoa and Fiji. Comprising four reef islands and five true atolls with a gross land area of just 26 square kilometers (10 sq mi) it is the third-least populated independent country in the world, with only Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. It is also the second-smallest member by population of the United Nations. In terms of physical land size, 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 Britain'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.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Tuvalu:

General reference

Geography of Tuvalu

Environment of Tuvalu

An enlargeable satellite image of the island of Funafuti in Tuvalu
  • Climate of Tuvalu
  • Environmental issues in Tuvalu
  • Ecoregions in Tuvalu
  • Renewable energy in Tuvalu
  • Geology of Tuvalu
  • Protected areas of Tuvalu
    • Biosphere reserves in Tuvalu
    • National parks of Tuvalu
  • Wildlife of Tuvalu

Natural geographic features of Tuvalu

  • Fjords of Tuvalu
  • Glaciers of Tuvalu
  • Islands of Tuvalu
  • Lakes of Tuvalu
  • Mountains of Tuvalu
    • Volcanoes in Tuvalu
  • Rivers of Tuvalu
    • Waterfalls of Tuvalu
  • Valleys of Tuvalu
  • World Heritage Sites in Tuvalu: None

Regions of Tuvalu

Ecoregions of Tuvalu

Demography of Tuvalu

Government and politics of Tuvalu

Main article: Government of Tuvalu and Politics of Tuvalu
  • Elections in Tuvalu
    • (specific elections)
  • Political parties in Tuvalu
  • Political scandals of Tuvalu
  • Taxation in Tuvalu

Branches of the government of Tuvalu

Executive branch of the government of Tuvalu

Legislative branch of the government of Tuvalu

Judicial branch of the government of Tuvalu

  • Supreme Court of Tuvalu

Foreign relations of Tuvalu

International organization membership

Tuvalu is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Tuvalu

  • Capital punishment in Tuvalu
  • Constitution of Tuvalu
  • Crime in Tuvalu
  • Human Rights in Tuvalu
    • LGBT rights in Tuvalu
    • Freedom of religion in Tuvalu
  • Law enforcement in Tuvalu

Military of Tuvalu

  • Command
  • Forces
    • Army of Tuvalu
    • Navy of Tuvalu
    • Air Force of Tuvalu
    • Special forces of Tuvalu
  • Military history of Tuvalu
  • Military ranks of Tuvalu

Local government in Tuvalu

History of Tuvalu

Main article: History of Tuvalu, Timeline of the history of Tuvalu, and Current events of Tuvalu
  • Economic history of Tuvalu
  • Military history of Tuvalu

Culture of Tuvalu

  • Architecture of Tuvalu
  • Cuisine of Tuvalu
  • Ethnic minorities in Tuvalu
  • Festivals in Tuvalu
  • Humor in Tuvalu
  • Languages of Tuvalu
  • Media in Tuvalu
  • National symbols of Tuvalu
  • People of Tuvalu
  • Prostitution in Tuvalu
  • Public holidays in Tuvalu
  • Records of Tuvalu
  • Religion in Tuvalu
    • Buddhism in Tuvalu
    • Christianity in Tuvalu
    • Hinduism in Tuvalu
    • Islam in Tuvalu
    • Judaism in Tuvalu
    • Sikhism in Tuvalu
  • World Heritage Sites in Tuvalu: None

Art in Tuvalu

  • Art in Tuvalu
  • Cinema of Tuvalu
  • Literature of Tuvalu
  • Music of Tuvalu
  • Television in Tuvalu
  • Theatre in Tuvalu

Sports in Tuvalu

  • Football in Tuvalu
  • Tuvalu at the Olympics

Economy and infrastructure of Tuvalu

  • Agriculture in Tuvalu
  • Banking in Tuvalu
    • National Bank of Tuvalu
  • Communications in Tuvalu
    • Internet in Tuvalu
  • Companies of Tuvalu
  • Economic history of Tuvalu
  • Energy in Tuvalu
    • Energy policy of Tuvalu
    • Oil industry in Tuvalu
  • Mining in Tuvalu
  • Tourism in Tuvalu
  • Transport in Tuvalu
  • Tuvalu Stock Exchange

Education in Tuvalu

Infrastructure of Tuvalu

  • Health care in Tuvalu
  • Transportation in Tuvalu
  • Water supply and sanitation in Tuvalu

See also


External links

Wikimedia Atlas of Tuvalu

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