Sigave

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Sigave
Sigavé / Singave
Chiefdom and District
Flag of Sigave
Flag
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
Island Futuna
Capital Leava
Area
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 1,860
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+12
No. of districts 1 (Sigave)[1]
No. of municipalities 6
Map of Hoorn Islands

Sigavé (also Singave or Sigave) is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna (the other two being Uvea and Alo) in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean.

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Sigave encompasses the western third (30 out of 83 km²) of Futuna Island. The total area of the kingdom is 30 km², with a population of 1880, in six villages, as of the census of July 22, 2003. The capital and largest village is Leava (pop. 480).

Administrative division[edit]

The chiefdom counts the homonym and coextensive district and 6 municipalities:[2]

Village Population District Zone
Leava 480 Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Toloke 398 Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Nuku 267 Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Fiua 250 Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Vaisei 221 Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Tavai 216 Sigave North Coast

History[edit]

Main article: History of Futuna

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coextensive with the chiefdom
  2. ^ Municipal population of the villages in Wallis and Futuna (INSEE 2008, complete list) Archived September 27, 2013 at the Wayback Machine

External links[edit]

Media related to Chiefdoms and districts of Wallis and Futuna at Wikimedia Commons