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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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    Independent State of Samoa

    Samoa is located south of the equator, about halfway between Hawai’i and New Zealand in the Polynesian region of the Pacific Ocean. The total land area is 2,934 km² (1,133 sq mi), consisting of the two large islands of Upolu and Savai’i which account for 99% of the total land area, and eight small islets. […]