Alo (Wallis and Futuna)

Alo (also known unofficially as Tu`a or the Kingdom of Futuna[2]) is one of three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, in Oceania, in the South Pacific Ocean. (The other two chiefdoms are Uvea and Sigave.)

Alo
Tu`a / Kingdom of Futuna
Chiefdom and District
Alo and Sigave within the Hoorn Islands
Alo and Sigave within the Hoorn Islands
Coordinates: 14°18′33.77″S 178°7′24.78″W / 14.3093806°S 178.1235500°W / -14.3093806; -178.1235500Coordinates: 14°18′33.77″S 178°7′24.78″W / 14.3093806°S 178.1235500°W / -14.3093806; -178.1235500
Country France
Territory Wallis and Futuna
IslandFutuna and Alofi
CapitalOno
Government
 • King (Tu`i Agaifo)Lino Leleivai
Area
 • Total53 km2 (20 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total1,950
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12
ISO 3166 codeWF-AL
No. of districts1 (Alo)[1]
No. of municipalities9
Map of Hoorn Islands

GeographyEdit

OverviewEdit

The chiefdom known as Alo encompasses the eastern two thirds of Futuna Island - 53 square kilometres (20 sq mi) out of 83 square kilometres (32 sq mi)) - and all of Alofi Island (32 square kilometres (12 sq mi) (which is virtually uninhabited). Alofi Island lies 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the southeast of Futuna Island. The total area of the chiefdom is 85 square kilometres (33 sq mi). It comprises nine villages, which together have a population is 1,950 (as of the 2018 census). The capital and largest village of Ali is Ono, which has about 738 residents. The current Tu`i Agaifo or king of the Kingdom of Alo is Lino Leleivai, who has served in this position since his coronation on 29 November 2018 (after the previous king, Filipo Katoa, abdicated because of health concerns).[3]

Administrative divisionEdit

The chiefdom is coextensive with the district of the same name. Alo’s nine villages (or municipalities) are as follows:[4]

Village Population District Island
Ono 524 Alo Futuna
Taoa 480 Alo Futuna
Kolia 254 Alo Futuna
Vele 209 Alo Futuna
Poi 160 Alo Futuna
Mala'e 168 Alo Futuna
Tamana 152 Alo Futuna
Tuatafa 2 Alo Futuna
Alofitai 1 Alo Alofi

HistoryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coextensive with the chiefdom
  2. ^ "ONE ISLAND, TWO KINGS IN SOUTH PACIFIC". Pacific Islands Report. 7 November 2008. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Tuiagaifo Lino Leleivai devient le 36ème roi de Alo à Futuna". Wallis et Futuna la 1ère (in French). Retrieved 2019-05-25.
  4. ^ "Population municipale des villages des îles Wallis et Futuna (recensement 2018)". INSEE. Retrieved 21 February 2020.

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