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Geography of Wallis and Futuna

Wallis and Futuna is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 142 km² (approx. 55 mi²). Continental shelf of Wallis and Futuna is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Wallis and Futuna is located in Oceania. Oceania is a region that comprises many of the islands found in the tropical Pacific Ocean. It is sometimes referred to as Oceanica. Countries in Oceania include, but are not limited to, New Zealand and The Solomon Islands. Wallis and Futuna is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Wallis and Futuna is 262 m (860 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Wallis and Futuna is 0 kilometers (~0 miles). Wallis and Futuna has no land borders, meaning that it also has no neighbouring countries in the traditional sense of the word.

Cities

The capital city of Wallis and Futuna is Mata-Utu.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Wallis and Futuna is 262 m (860 ft). The highest point of Wallis and Futuna is Mont Puke, with its official height being 524 m (1,719 ft). The lowest point of Wallis and Futuna is Pacific Ocean. The elevation difference between the highest (Mont Puke) and lowest (Pacific Ocean) points of Wallis and Futuna is 524 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Wallis and Futuna is 142 km² (approx. 55 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of Wallis and Futuna is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Wallis and Futuna is approximately 142 km² (~55 mi²). Wallis and Futuna is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 20 km² of arable land in Wallis and Futuna, and it comprises 14% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

Wallis and Futuna is not known for any resources in particular, meaning that its economic output lies within other areas, such the service sector.