Funafuti, capital of Tuvalu#

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Tuvalu is a tiny nation: Some 11.000 people live on 26 km2. Tuvalu is a volcanic archipelago, and consists of three reef islands (Nanumanga, Niutao and Niulakita) and six true atolls (Funafuti, Nanumea, Nui, Nukufetau, Nukulaelae and Vaitupu).

Funafuti is an atoll and the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu. It has a population of about 6.000, making it the country's most populated atoll. Still, it is just a narrow strip of land between 20 and 400 metres wide, encircling a large lagoon 18 km long and 14 km wide. Although Funafati has an international aiport that can be reached a few times a week from Fiji, tourism plays no significtan role, with typically less then 400 tourists per year.