Language: French ( official)
Population: Abt. 15,300
Area: 264 Sq km
Wallis and Futuna is a French island collectivity in the South Pacific. The culture of Wallis and Futuna is Polynesian, and is very similar to the cultures of its neighboring nations Samoa and Tonga. The Wallisian and Futunan culture share very similar components to culture like the language, dance, cuisine and modes of celebration.
The territory's economy is limited to traditional subsistence agriculture, with about 80% of the labor force earning its livelihood 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, French Polynesia and France.