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    Wallis and Futuna

    Official Name – Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands, known as Wallis and Futuna Land Area – 274 km2 on three main islands: Uvea, Futuna and Alofi, and 20 islets Population – 13,500 (2008 Census) 12,800 (2010 estimate) Main Town – Mata-Utu (on Uvea Island) Religion – Roman Catholic Languages – Wallisian, Futunian, French, […]

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    Tuvalu

    Official Name – Tuvalu Land Area – 26 sq km – nine islands – 5 atolls and 4 coral islands Population – 9,847 (2012 est.) Capital – Fongafale Main Atoll – Funafuti Language – English, Tuvaluan (a Polynesian dialect); I-Kiribati (Gilbertese) Currency – Australian Dollar (with Tuvaluan coins circulating on par with Australian coins) EEZ […]

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    Tokelau

    Official Name – Tokelau Land Area – Approximately 12 sq km (3-5 metres above sea-level) Population – 1411 (Oct 2011 Census), Atafu 482, Fakaofo 490, Nukunonu 397, Samoa 42 Capital City – To the extent that Tokelau can be said to have a capital, this rotates between atolls and is the village of the Ulu […]

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    Solomon Islands

    Budget:$1.922 billion (2012 est.) note: data are in 2012 US dollars Inflation rates: 5.5%% Agriculture: 75% Industries: 5% Industries: Fish (tuna), mining, timber Agriculture:Cacao, coconuts, palm kernels, rice; cattle; timber; fish Exports:Timber, fish, copra, palm oil

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    Republic of Vanuatu

    Official Name – The Republic of Vanuatu Land Area – 12,190 sq km – four main islands, eighty smaller islands Population – 243,000 (2009), 247,000 (2010, IMF estimate) Citizens are known collectively as “ni-Vanuatu” Capital City – Port Vila, Efate Religion – Predominantly Christian Languages – Official languages: Bislama (Pidgin), English and French. There are […]

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    Republic of Palau

    Official Name – Republic of Palau Land Area – More than 300 islands – 487 sq kms Population – 22,000 (2007 Religion – Christian (Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Assembly of God, the Liebenzell Mission, and Latter-Day Saints), Modekngei religion (one-third of the population observes this religion which is indigenous to Palau). Language – […]

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    Pitcairn Islands

    The fertile soil of the Pitcairn valleys,such as Isaac’s Valley on the gentle slopes south-east of Adamstown,produces a wide variety of fruits:including bananas(Pitkern: plun),papaya(paw paws),pineapples,mangoes,watermelons,rockmelons,passionfruit,breadfruit,coconuts,avocadoes,and citrus(including oranges,mandarins,grapefruit,lemons and limes);and vegetables include:sweet potatoes (kumura),carrots,sweet corn,tomatoes,taro,yams,peas,and beans.Arrowroot(Maranta arundinacea)and sugarcane are grown and harvested to produce arrowroot flour and molasses.Pitcairn Island is remarkably productive and its benign climate […]

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    Papua New Guinea

    Official Name – The Independent State of Papua New Guinea Land Area – 462,840 sq km (cf NZ 268,000 sq km) EEZ – 3.12 million sq km (cf NZ 2.2 million sq km) Population – 7.1 million (2010, EIU estimate). Population growth 1.94% pa (2012 CIA World Fact Book estimate) Capital City – Port Moresby […]

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    Niue

    Budget: Revenues($15.07m) /Expenditures ($16.33m) Inflation rates: 4% Agriculture – Products: coconuts, passion fruit, honey, limes, taro, yams, cassava (tapioca), sweet potatoes; pigs, poultry, beef cattle Industries: Handicraft, food processing Industries Production Growth Rate: NA% Exports:$201,400 (2004) Exports – Commodities: canned coconut cream, copra, honey, vanilla, passion fruit products, pawpaws, root crops, limes, footballs, stamps, handicrafts […]

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    New Caledonia

    Official Name: New Caledonia Land Area: 19,103 sq km Population: 245,580 (August 2009 census) Capital City: Nouméa Religion: Catholic, Protestant, Muslim Language: French; 33 Melanesian languages also exist, although some are rarely spoken Currency: French Pacific Franc (CFP or XPF) Exchange Rate: XPF 73.44= NZ$1 (June 2012) EEZ: 1.45 million sq km New Caledonia is […]

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    Nauru

    Official Name – Republic of Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) Land Area – 21 sq km – single raised coral atoll Population – 10,085 (preliminary 2011 census count) Capital City – No official capital: Government offices in Yaren District Religion – Christian (two-thirds Protestant, one-third Roman Catholic) Official Languages – English and Nauruan are both official […]

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    Marshall Islands

    GDP – US$173.7 million (2011) DP per capita – US$3,158 (2011) Real GDP growth – 5% (2011 projection) Main Exports – Copra, coconut, chilled and frozen fish Located just north of the equator in the Pacific Ocean,the Republic of the Marshall Islands is made up of 1,200 islands,islets and atolls with a land area of […]

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    Kiribati

    The economy of Kiribati benefits from international development assistance programs.The multilateral donors providing development assistance in 2009 were the European Union (A$9 million),the United Nations Development Program (A$3.7 million),and the World Health Organisation (A$100,000).Kiribati consists of about 32 atolls and one solitary island (Banaba),extending into both the eastern and western hemispheres.The groups of islands are: […]

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    Kingdom of Tonga

    Industries: Tourism Industries Production Growth Rate: 0.5% (2012 est.) Exports: $8.4million (2012 est.) Exports – Commodities: squash, fish, vanilla beans, root crops Exports – Partners: South Korea 17.8%, US 16.4%, NZ 15.1%, Fiji 10.9%, Japan 9.2%, Samoa 9.1%, American Samoa 5.8%, Australia 5% (2012) Imports: $121.9 million (2012 est.) Import Commodities: foodstuffs, machinery and transport […]

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    Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama -Prime Minister for Fiji

    Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Strategic Planning, National Development and Statistics; Public Service; People’s Charter for Change and Progress; Minister for Information and National Archives of Fiji; Minister for I-Taukei; Sugar Industry, Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources