Funafuti

/fooh'neuh fooh"tee/, n.
a village in and the capital of Tuvalu. 900.

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Coral atoll (pop., 2000 est.: 4,590), Tuvalu, west-central Pacific Ocean.

It is the location of Fongafale, the capital of Tuvalu. Funafuti comprises some 30 islets and has a total land area of 0.9 sq mi (2.4 sq km). It encircles a lagoon that affords good anchorage. A U.S. military base was established there in 1943; the U.S. dropped its claim to the atoll in 1983. Fongafale village has a hotel, a hospital, and an airstrip.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • Funafuti — noun The capital of Tuvalu …   Wiktionary

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