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Funafuti

(fo͞onäfo͞o`tē), capital and chief atoll of TuvaluTuvalu
, independent Commonwealth nation (2005 est. pop. 11,600), 10 sq mi (26 sq km), composed of nine low coral atolls, formerly known as the Ellice (or Lagoon) Islands, scattered over the W Pacific Ocean. The capital is the atoll of Funafuti.
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, S Pacific. It comprises 30 islets of a reef 13 mi (21 km) long, with a land area of c.1 sq mi (2.6 sq km). The islet of FongafaleFongafale
, islet (2001 est. pop. 5,000), site of the government center and largest settlement in the island nation of Tuvalu. Part of the atoll of Funafuti (which is officially the capital), Fongafale is also the site of a meteorological station, a hospital, Tuvalu's main port,
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 is the most populous part of the atoll; the center of government is there. The atoll was discovered in 1819 and became part of a British colony in 1915. An expedition led by Sir Edgeworth David in 1897 proved the Darwinian theory of atoll formation (see coral reefscoral reefs,
limestone formations produced by living organisms, found in shallow, tropical marine waters. In most reefs, the predominant organisms are stony corals, colonial cnidarians that secrete an exoskeleton of calcium carbonate (limestone).
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) by sinking a 1,100 ft (335 m) bore into the island.
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The Funafuti solar and space creation project will not only supply electricity to over 800 homes by yearly generating 783,000 kW, but will also save 206,000 litres of diesel each year - bringing about a saving of $280,000 and a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of 570 tonnes annually.
In January 2006, the council of elders on the main island of Funafuti issued a resolution prohibiting the establishment or practice of "any new religion.
With ants, cockerels, rats, pigs squealing - and friends - Funafuti felt cosy, like.
Other chapters discuss European Pacific explorations, 1764-1806, for political purposes; surgeon-naturalist Pierre-Adolphe Lesson; observations of Tasmanian aborigines by Baudin and Peron in 1802; early New Guinean natural history work; science in colonial Australia; and the Funafuti expeditions of 1896-1904.
The Pall mobile system transforms salt water into drinking water and is operating from the wharf at Funafuti, the capital city.
Description:The proposed Outer Island Maritime Infrastructure Project will rehabilitate and improve maritime infrastructure in selected outer islands of Tuvalu; and improve safety, efficiency, and sustainability of maritime transportation between Funafuti (the capital) and the eight outer islands.
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For instance, Spruance recalled that when offensive operations commenced in the Central Pacific in the summer of 1943, Funafuti in the Ellice Islands was the nearest base to the Gilbert and Marshall Islands that had a good anchorage.
LYMAN, HAWAII, 1943N 15500W 11 HAW VANUATU 91554 PEKOA AIRPORT (SANTO) 1531S 16710E 44 NEW CALEDONIA 91577 KOUMAC (NLLE-CALEDONIE) 2034S 16417E 24 91592 NOUMEA (NIXE-CALEDONIE) 2217S 16627E 72 TUVALU 91643 FUNAFUTI 0831S 17910E 2 FIJI 91650 ROTUMA 1230S 17700E 26 91652 UDU POINT AWS 1608S 17950W 63 91680 NADI AIRPORT 1745S 17720E 18 91683 NAUSORI 1803S 17830E 7 DETACHED ISLANDS 91753 HIHIFO (ILE WALLIS) 1314S 17611W 27 FRENCH POLY.
In January 2006 a second traditional island council, on the main island of Funafuti, issued a resolution aimed at the same church that prohibited the establishment or practice of "any new religion.
Starting yesterday, Tuvalu inaugurated a 500 kW solar PV power plant on the atoll of Funafuti.
Type locality: Funafuti Atoll, Ellice Group, in the sandy shore of the lagoon (Fig.