Sigavé (also Singave or Sigave) is one of the 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 Alo.)

Sigave
Sigavé / Singave
Chiefdom and District
Sigave and Alo within the Hoorn Islands
Sigave and Alo within the Hoorn Islands
Coordinates: 14°17′45.96″S 178°9′30.6″W / 14.2961000°S 178.158500°W / -14.2961000; -178.158500Coordinates: 14°17′45.96″S 178°9′30.6″W / 14.2961000°S 178.158500°W / -14.2961000; -178.158500
Country France
Territory Wallis and Futuna
IslandFutuna
CapitalLeava
Area
 • Total30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total1,275
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12
No. of districts1 (Sigave)[1]
No. of municipalities6
Map of Hoorn Islands

GeographyEdit

OverviewEdit

Sigave encompasses the western third of Futuna Island (30 km2 of Futuna Island's total area of 83 km2). Sigave has six villages, which together had a population of 1,275 as of the 2018 census. The capital and largest village is Leava (pop. 322).

Administrative divisionEdit

The chiefdom of Sigave is coextensive with the district of the same name. Its six villages (or municipalities) are as follows:[2]

Village Population District Zone
Leava 322 Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Toloke 172 Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Nuku 204 Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Fiua 257 Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Vaisei 160 Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Tavai 160 Sigave North Coast

HistoryEdit

EducationEdit

The junior high school in the area is Collège Fiua de Sigave.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coextensive with the chiefdom
  2. ^ "Population municipale des villages des îles Wallis et Futuna (recensement 2018)". INSEE. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Cartographie des établissements du second degré." Wallis and Futuna. June 24, 2016. Retrieved on September 14, 2016.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Sigave at Wikimedia Commons