Wallis & Futuna (Collectivity of the Wallis and Futuna Islands)


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Wallis & Futuna
Collectivity of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
StatusDependency (Overseas Collectivity)
Social and Moral Index0 best
Land Area
LocationAustralasia, Polynesia
GroupingsSmall Islands
Life Expectancy2
ISO3166-1 Codes3WF, WLF, 876
Internet Domain4.wf
Currency5Franc (XPF)

1. Overview

The Futuna island group was discovered by the Dutch in 1616 and Wallis by the British in 1767, but it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842, and took official control of them between 1886 and 1888. Notably, Wallis and Futuna was the only French colony to side with the Vichy regime during World War II, a phase that ended in May of 1942 with the arrival of 2,000 American troops. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory and officially assumed this status in July 1961.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)7

2. Wallis & Futuna National and Social Development

My Social and Moral Development Index does not have enough data points for Wallis & Futuna to produce an accurate ranking. As a territory of France I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

3. Religion and Beliefs

#Buddhism #Christianity #Hinduism #Islam #Judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below8:

Folk Religion1.2%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%9.


By Vexen Crabtree 2013 May 01
Parent page: Vexing International Issues

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References: (What's this?)

(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.


  1. UN (2011).^
  2. UN (2013).^
  3. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  4. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  5. According to ISO4217.^
  6. According to ITU-T.^
  7. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/wf.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  8. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  9. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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