The economy is limited to traditional subsistence agriculture, with about 80% of labor force earnings from agriculture (coconuts and vegetables), livestock (mostly pigs), and fishing. about 4% of the population is employed in government. revenues come from french government subsidies, licensing of fishing rights to japan and south korea, import taxes, and remittances from expatriate workers in new caledonia.
Deforestation (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 fresh water resources
15,237 (july 2008 est.)
Oceania, islands in the south pacific ocean, about two-thirds of the way from hawaii to new zealand
Total: 274 sq km land: 274 sq km water: 0 sq km note: includes ile uvea (wallis island), ile futuna (futuna island), ile alofi, and 20 islets
1.5 times the size of washington, dc
Conventional long form: territory of the wallis and futuna islands conventional short form: wallis and futuna local long form: territoire des iles wallis et futuna local short form: wallis et futuna
Name: mata-utu (on ile uvea) geographic coordinates: 13 57 s, 171 56 w time difference: utc+12 (17 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time)