Tuvalu Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative 0.1 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Land 26 sq km 2008 225th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 2.13 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 200th out of 224
Area > Total 26 sq km 2013 235th out of 251
Area > Water 0.0 2013 214th out of 246
Climate tropical; moderated by easterly trade winds (March to November); westerly gales and heavy rain (November to March) 2013
Coastline 24 km 2014 191st out of 242
Geographic coordinates 8 00 S, 178 00 E 2013
Geographic location Pacific Ocean , Polynesia 2014
Land area > Sq. km 30 sq km 2008 197th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 10 square miles 2013 94th out of 98
Land use > Arable land 0.0 2013 235th out of 246
Location Oceania, island group consisting of nine coral atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to Australia 2013
Natural resources fish 2013
Terrain low-lying and narrow coral atolls 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014


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Tuvalu Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 4
Land area 3
  • Tuvalu ranked first for land use > permanent crops amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Tuvalu ranked second last for land use > arable land amongst East Asia and Pacific in 2013.
  • Tuvalu ranked last for area > total amongst Former British colonies in 2013.