Tuvalu

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Tuvalu
FlagCoat of Arms
CapitalFunafuti
GovernmentConstitutional Monarchy
Language[[English, Tuvaluan]] (official)
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Prime ministerEnele Sopoaga
Area10 sq. miles
Population 201210,837
GDP 2010$36 million
GDP per capita$3,400
CurrencyTuvaluan dollar, Australian dollar

Tuvalu is an island nation of the South Pacific Ocean. Formerly known as the Ellice Islands (part of the British territory of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands), it gained independence in 1978. Tuvalu has an area of 10 square miles (26 sq km) and a population of around 10,000. The capital is Funafuti.

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