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Funafuti

Funafuti is an atoll that forms the capital of Tuvalu, and at the same time it is the economic center of the country. It has a population of 6194 inhabitants, making it the most populated atoll in the country. It is a narrow strip of land that measures between 20 and 400 meters wide, surrounding a large lagoon 18 kilometers long and 14 wide. With an area of ​​275 km², it is the largest lagoon in Tuvalu. The surface of the 33 islets is 2.4 km, less than 1% of the total area of ​​the atoll. Copra and other tropical fruits are exported from Funafuti. The atoll has no natural resources, so the inhabitants of the area depend on subsistence agriculture and fishing.