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The Tuvalu archipelago consist of six true atolls and three reef islands. The true atolls are Funafuti, Nanumea, Nui, Nukufetau, and Nukulaelae, while Nanumaga, Niulakita, and Niutao are single islands. The last three have small salt-water ponds, while Nanumea has a fresh water pond, unusual for an atoll.

The table below lists demographics based on the census of 2002.

The current population (estimated in 2005) is 11,636

 

Island Total Households Land Area
sq.km
Density
per sq.km
Total Male Female
Funafuti  4,492 2,281 2,211 639 2.79 1610
Nanumaga  589 276 313 119 2.78 212
Nanumea   664 305 359 128 3.87 172
Niulakita  35 19 16 8 0.42 83
Niutao  663 314 349 143 2.53 262
Nui  548 263 285 108 2.83 194
Nukufetau  586 286 300 118 2.99 196
Nukulaelae  393 186 207 68 1.82 216
Vaitupu  1,591 799 792 237 5.6 284
Totals: 9,561 4,729 4,832 1,568 25.63 3229


Link: Scaled maps showing the true size of each island relative to each other.

Nukufetau
Nukufetau from space

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