Alo (Wallis and Futuna)

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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
 • King (Tu`i Agaifo)Lino Leleivai
 • Total53 km2 (20 sq mi)
 • Total2,993
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+12
No. of districts1 (Alo)[1]
No. of municipalities9
Map of Hoorn Islands

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 (the other two being Uvea and Sigave) in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean.



Alo encompasses the eastern two thirds (53 square kilometres (20 sq mi) out of 83 square kilometres (32 sq mi)) of Futuna Island, and all of the mostly uninhabited Alofi Island (32 square kilometres (12 sq mi), population 2), 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the southeast of Futuna Island. The total area of the chiefdom is 85 square kilometres (33 sq mi), and total population is 2,993 spread among nine villages, as of the July 22, 2003 census. The capital is the village of Mala'e (population 238). The largest village is Ono (population 738). The current Tuigaifo, or King, of the Kingdom of Alo is Petelo Sea, whose coronation took place on January 17, 2014.

Administrative division[edit]

The chiefdom counts the homonym and coextensive district and 9 municipalities:[3]

Village Population District Island
Ono 738 Alo Futuna
Taoa 717 Alo Futuna
Kolia 432 Alo Futuna
Vele 303 Alo Futuna
Poi 294 Alo Futuna
Mala'e 238 Alo Futuna
Tamana 226 Alo Futuna
Tuatafa 43 Alo Futuna
Alofitai 1 Alo Alofi


See also[edit]


  1. ^ Coextensive with the chiefdom
  2. ^ "New King Crowned In Futuna". Oceania Flash. Pacific Magazine (cache). 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2009-01-03.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Municipal population of the villages in Wallis and Futuna (INSEE 2008, complete list)

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