ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN WALLIS AND FUTUNA
Total area : 106 sq mi (274 sq km)
Population (2006 est.) : 16,168
Capital (2003 est.) : Mata-Utu, 1,300
Languages : French, Wallisian
Ethnicity/race : Polynesian
Religion : Roman Catholic
Literacy rate : 50% (1969 est.)
Economic summary : GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $60 million; per capita $3,800. Real growth rate: n.a. Inflation: n.a.
The two island groups in the South Pacific between Fiji and Samoa were settled by French missionaries at the beginning of the 19th century. A protectorate was established in the 1880s. There is a French-appointed high administrator, a 20-member territorial assembly, and a deputy and a senator to the French national parliament. The three traditional Polynesian kings also help decide internal policy matters. Following a referendum by the Polynesian inhabitants, the status was changed to that of an Overseas Territory in 1961.
Islamic History and Muslims
Islamic Centers and Organizations
Muslim Owned Business