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Fongafale(fông'gäfä`lā), islet (2001 est. pop. 5,000), site of the government center and largest settlement in the island nation of TuvaluTuvalu
, independent Commonwealth nation (2015 est. pop. 11,000), 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.
..... Click the link for more information. . Part of the atoll of FunafutiFunafuti
, capital and chief atoll of Tuvalu, 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 Fongafale is the most populous part of the atoll; the center of government is there.
..... Click the link for more information. (which is officially the capital), Fongafale is also the site of a meteorological station, a hospital, Tuvalu's main port, and an international airport. The islet's name is also spelled Fogafale or Fagafale.
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