Wallis and Futuna
The French overseas territory of Wallis and Futuna is located in the northeast of Fiji in the South Pacific (between Hawaii and New Zealand ). The territory is made up of two archipelagos: the northeastern Wallis Islands with the main island Uvéa and the southwestern Horn Islands with the two main islands Futuna and Alofi. These two archipelagos belong to Polynesia and are about 200 kilometers apart. The three largest islands, Futuna, Alofi and Uvéa are characterized by forested mountains and have a volcanic origin.
The climate on all the islands of Wallis and Futuna is tropical. The rainy season is between November and April. On the other hand, it is relatively dry and cool between May and October.
Wallis is known for its lagoon, which is said to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Despite its small size, Wallis offers all kinds of activities, such as a flight over the island in an ultralight aircraft, which is also part of the offer, as well as a workshop in diving without oxygen equipment.
The island of Wallis is more populated than Futuna. two thirds of the population live on Wallis, about one third on Futuna.
The population on Wallis and Futuna is made up mostly of Polynesians and their descendants. Few of the descendants of French colonists still live on Wallis and Futuna today. In recent years, numerous Wallisians and Futunians have left the country and now live as immigrants in New Caledonia.
The French have linguistically before everyoneleave their mark. Many of the people living on the islands speak French and Wallisian and Futunic, both of which are Polynesian languages. About 10 percent of the residents of Wallis and Futuna state that French is their first language. For more information about the continent of Oceania, please check computerannals.com.