Tuvalu

Population

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10851
Superficie:26 km2
Capitale:Funafuti
PIB par habitant:1100 US$
Classification:Pays les moins avancés
Langues:

Tuvaluan

Anglais

Religions:

Chrétien: 95.00%

Baha'i: 1.00%

Christianisme:

Protestants: 10080

Catholiques: 110

Indépendants: 200

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Tuvalu, the former Ellice Islands, consists of a group of nine atolls in the Pacific, south of the former Gilbert Islands with which it formed a British colony (see Kiribati). Tuvaluans are a Polynesian people who probably settled in the islands some 2000 years ago. In 1974 the population voted for separation from the Micronesians living in the Gilbert Islands, and in 1978 Tuvalu became independent and joined the British Commonwealth. The economy is mainly based on subsistence farming and fishing. Other sources of income are licence fees from the use of Tuvalu's "tv" internet domain name and its telecommunication area code, and remittances from Tuvaluan workers overseas. Tuvalu benefits also from an international trust fund, established by Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Climate change and its effects on the sea level are of particular concern for Tuvalu, because the islands are very low-lying. The Church of Tuvalu (Protestant) is by far the largest church. Besides the small Catholic Church there are two other small churches, Pentecostal and Seventh-day Adventist.

 

Organisations et Conseils oecuméniques

    Membres du COE basés en Tuvalu

    Membres du COE présents en Tuvalu

      Note: La liste des Eglises présentes dans chaque pays est encore en développement.

      Mise a jour: 01/01/2006