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Wallis and Futuna Islands

(wŏl`ĭs, fo͞oto͞o`nä), officially Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, French overseas territory (2008 pop. 13,484), 106 sq mi (274 sq km), S Pacific, W of Samoa and NE of Fiji. Comprising two small groups, the Wallis Islands and the Hoorn (or Horne) Islands, which are c.120 mi (190 km) apart, it is sometimes called Wallis Archipelago. The main volcanic islands are Uvea (Wallis) and Futuna and Alofi (Hoorn); the capital and chief town is Mata-UtuMata-Utu,
town (2003 pop. 1,191), capital of the French overseas territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands. Located on the E coast of Uvea island, it is a port and the chief city of the territory. Points of interest include the cathedral and the palace of the king of Uvea.
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, on Uvea. The Polynesian inhabitants are Roman Catholic and speak Wallisian, Futunian, and French; more Polynesians of Wallisian and Futunian descent now live on New Caledonia, where they have migrated for employment, than in the two island groups. Coconuts, fruits, vegetables, pigs, goats, and fish are the main products; timber and some copra are exported.

The Wallis and Futuna were settled by Polynesian migrants from Tonga and Samoa respectively c.1400 A.D. They were visited by the Dutch (Futuna, 1616) and the English (Wallis, 1767), and came under French control in 1842. They became an overseas territory of France in 1961.

The president of France, represented by the High Administrator, is the head of state. The government is headed by the president of the Territorial Assembly, who is elected by the legislature. Members of the 20-seat Territorial Assembly are elected by popular vote for five-year terms. The territory also elects one deputy to the National Assembly and one member of the Senate of France. The three traditional Polynesian kings advise on traditional affairs.

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There was a parade in front of the palace, and a ceremonial lunch with 500 people in honor of Flosse, his ministers, and the territorial council of Wallis and Futuna (Assemblee Territoriale) on the grounds of the fale in Aka'aka built in 1980.
It traverses in the course of its thematic treatment a wealth of information that most readers will not find elsewhere, except by trawling through a (very good) encyclopedia: that the lingua franca of Aruba and Curacao is not Dutch but Papiamento, a language derived from the Portuguese spoken by the Jews who were the main settlers in the seventeenth century; that St Barthelemy, an outpost of French Guadeloupe in the Caribbean, has a predominantly white population, descended from migrants from Normandy; that the hereditary rangatira of Wallis and Futuna (just to the north of Fiji) still exercise considerable power; that Falkland Islanders and Gibraltarians have a right of abode in Britain but other British nationals, for example in St Helena and Montserrat, do not.
Navigation diesel supply to the service of the species of hosts (SEA) and its customers in the territories of New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna and French Polynesia Franaise.
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