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town (2003 pop. 1,191), capital of the French overseas territory of the Wallis and Futuna IslandsWallis and Futuna Islands
, officially Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, French overseas territory (2015 est. pop. 12,000), 106 sq mi (274 sq km), S Pacific, W of Samoa and NE of Fiji.
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. 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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In Mata'utu, the priest Tomasi commenced selling agricultural products on the premises of the Roman Catholic mission.
The chiefs may say that custom (fakafenua) doesn't exist to make slaves of the people, but when you arrive with a small pig during the feast of the Assumption or that of St Anne (the patron saint of the village of Mata'utu), you would be ridiculed by the entire village.
Mata'utu: Service Territorial de la Statistique, Territoire de Wallis et Futuna.