Pray for Wallis and FutanaWallis and Futana is a French island collectivity in the South PacificMore Like This
It is located between Tuvalu in the northwest, Fiji in the west and southwest,
Tonga in the southeast, Samoa in the east, Tokelau in the northeast.
The territory is made of three parts:
Most of the population lives on Wallis Island.
There are no permanent settlements on Alofi due to lack of natural fresh water resources.
Mata-Utu is the capital and largest city.
The population is over 15,000
The islands were named after the British explorer Samuel Wallis (1728-1795)
Most of the population is Polynesian
The islands were originally settled by Polynesians around 800 B.C.
The territory was eventually divided into three kingdoms:
Uvea, on the island of Wallis
Sigave, on the western part of the island of Futuna
Alo, on the island of Alofi