Wallis and Futuna: Geography#

LocationOceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
Geographic Coordinates13 18 S, 176 12 W -13.3,-176.2
Land boundaries0 km
Coastline129 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
highest point: Mont Singavi (on Futuna) 765 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainvolcanic origin; low hills
Natural HazardsNA
Natural ResourceNEGL
Land Usearable land: 7.14%
permanent crops: 35.71%
other: 57.15% (2011)
Climatetropical; hot, rainy season (November to April); cool, dry season (May to October); rains 2,500-3,000 mm per year (80% humidity); average temperature 26.6 degrees C
Irrigated LandNA
Renewable Water ResourcesNA
Environment_CurrentIssuesdeforestation (only small portions of the original forests remain) largely as a result of the continued use of wood as the main fuel source; as a consequence of cutting down the forests, the mountainous terrain of Futuna is particularly prone to erosion; there are no permanent settlements on Alofi because of the lack of natural freshwater resources
Environment - international agreementsNA
Large Cities
Geography-noteboth island groups have fringing reefs