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An atoll of Tuvalu in the southern Pacific Ocean, consisting of several islets. It is the capital of the island state.


(ˌfu nəˈfu ti)

the capital of Tuvalu. 1328.
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Noun1.Funafuti - capital of Tuvalu
Tuvalu - a small island republic on the Tuvalu islands; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it withdrew in 1975 and became independent of the United Kingdom in 1978
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During Wu's visit to Tuvalu, he also met with Taiwan Medical Program personnel at Princess Margaret Hospital in the capital Funafuti and took part in a bilateral clean energy pact signing ceremony with Prime Minister Enele Sosene Sopoaga.
Funafuti International Airport and the Tuvalu government have resolved a dispute with landowners over lease payments for the land on which the airport is located, Radio Tuvalu News reported government secretary Tine Leuelu as saying on July 1.
these four DWFNs also use Funafuti, Lae, Kiritimati, Noro, Suva, and
RISE %/YEAR Australia 2,969,976 86 Canberra 24,125,000 0.6 Fiji 7,055 56 Suva 889,000 1.1 Kiribati 313 54 Tarawa 115,000 2.2 Marshall 70 77 Majuro Islands 55,000 2.3 Micronesia 271 23 Palikir 106,000 1.6 Nauru 8 100 Yaren 11,000 2.3 District New Zealand 104,515 86 Wellington 4,895,000 0.5 Palau 188 80 Ngerulmud 18,000 0.2 Papua 178,704 13 Port New Guinea 8,485,000 2.2 Moresby Samoa 1,075 19 Apia 199,000 2.0 Solomon 10,954 24 Honiara Islands 684,000 2.4 Tonga 289 23 Nuku'alofa 100,000 1.8 Tuvalu 10 62 Funafuti 10,000 1.5 Vanuatu 4,707 25 Port-Vila 303,000 2.2 POLITICAL DATE OF LANGUAGES SYSTEM & ORIGIN HEAD OF COUNTRY GOVERNMENT % OF POP.
On the tiny South Pacific island of Tuvalu, for example, fewer than 10 streets in the capital, Funafuti, are named, and only about 100 homes have a postal address.
Samoa (e) (c) (b) (d) (d) (d) (b) (c) Rarotonga, Cook Is (e) (a) (e) (b) (c) (c) (a) (b) Funafuti, Tuvalu (e) (d) (c) (d) (c) (c) (e) (b) Tarawa, Kiribati (c) (d) (e) (d) (e) (e) (c) (d) Sep Oct Nov Dec Port Moresby, PNG (a) (a) (a) (b) Honiara, Solomon Is (b) (a) (b) (d) Noumea, N.
WASHINGTON D.C: The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved additional funding for the Tuvalu Aviation Investment Project, currently underway at the capital of Funafuti. As part of the Pacific Aviation Investment Program, the project is delivering essential upgrades to the runway, terminal, and air traffic control and navigational systems, while also focusing on improving capacity in operational and regulatory management.
The US Department of Justice confirmed in a press release that in a federal court in Brooklyn, Rafael Callejas, the president of the Honduran soccer federation (FUNAFUTI) who served for 13 years, pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy in connection with his receipt of bribes in exchange for the awarding of contracts for the media and marketing rights to FIFA World Cup qualifier matches.
According to the study, the Funafuti Atoll has experienced among "the highest rates of sea-level rise" in the world over the past six decades.
forces built airbases on the islands of Funafuti, Nanumea, and Nukufetau.