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Tuvalu's land, as well as being poor in nutrients,is vulnerable to sea spray which makes agriculture difficult outside of a few traditional rootcrops, coconuts and pandanus. Most foodstuffs have to be imported from Australia and Fiji.

John Richardson, writing in the Pacific Business Guide, 1987.

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Overview: Tuvalu

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Profile: Tuvalu

- Timeline

- Political structure

- Population,

- Education  

- Health

- Welfare

- Main cities

- Languages spoken

- Media

- Economy

- Agriculture

- Industry and manufacturing

- Tourism

- Mining,

- Hydrocarbons

- Energy

- Financial markets

- Banking and insurance

- Time

- Geography

- Climate

- Dress codes

- Entry requirements

- Health (for visitors)

- Hotels

- Credit cards

- Public holidays

- Working hours

- Telecommunications

- Electricity

- Social customs and useful tips

- Security

- Getting there

- Getting about

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Key Facts

Key Facts:

Key Facts
Official name: Tuvalu
Head of State: Queen Elizabeth II, represented by Governor General Lakoba Italeli (from 16 Apr 2010)
Head of government: Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga (from 4 Aug 2013; re-elected April 2015)
Ruling party: There are no organised political parties, although there are opposing political groupings.
Area: 26 square km (nine islands – five coral atolls and four reef islands)
Population: 11,000 (2014)*
Capital: Vaiaku in Funafuti administrative division
Official language: Tuvaluan, English
Currency: Australian dollar (A$) = 100 cents)
Exchange rate: A$1.43 per US$ (Sep 2015)
GDP per capita: US$3,484 (2014)*
GDP real growth: 2.24% (2014)*
GDP: US$38.00 million (2014)*
Inflation: 3.30% (2014)*
Balance of trade: -US$5.05 billion (2013)
Foreign debt: US$13.00 million (2012)
* estimated figure


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