Tuvalu (formerly known as Ellice Islands) is an island nation in Polynesia, located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. Its nearest neighboring countries are Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji. With a total area of 26 squared kilometers and a population of 9,876, it is the fourth smallest country in the world and the third least populous.

General Information
Official Name: 
Tuvalu, formerly the Ellice Islands
Capitol: 
Funafuti
Population: 
11,000
Languages: 
Tuvaluan, English
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
26
Year of UN Membership: 
2000
Year of Present State Formation: 
1978
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Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$0.037 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$3,617 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
1.10 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.71
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
Least Developed Country
Small Island Developing State
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Asian Group
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
ACP: African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States
ADB: Asian Development Bank
AOSIS: Alliance of Small Island States
Commonwealth of Nations (British)
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IOC: International Olympic Committee
PIF: Pacific Islands Forum
Sparteca: South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement
SPC: Secretariat of the Pacific Communities
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
IDA: International Development Association
IFAD: International Fund for Agricultural Development
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
800 Second Avenue, Suite 400D
New York, NY 10017
(212) 490-0534
(212) 808-4975, 810-4435
tuvalu@un.int

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