Tuvalu is the tropical island country in Pacific Ocean, equally distant from both Australia and Hawaii. Present day’s Tuvalu is the former British colony of Ellice Islands, gained its independency in 1970’s. Tuvalu consists of nine islands, which are flat riffs and atolls. The population of Tuvalu is about 10 thousand of people, mostly of Polynesian origin, speaking local Tuvaluan language as their first. English is the second official language of Tuvalu, but is not commonly used. The head of the state is British Queen, who has the title of Queen of Tuvalu also. The legal tender notes and coins of Tuvalu are called Tuvaluan dollars, which are variations of Australian currency. The Royal Australian Mint issues Tuvalu coins of distinct designs for circulation on the islands along with Australian dollars.
The island country lies in warm tropical climate zone, but can’t develop tourism due to its distant location. The islanders do traditional agriculture and fishing. Besides, Tuvalu gets income from selling native domain names .tv, gaining up to 10% of total revenue from it. The country also does ship registration under its flag and produces collectable Tuvalu coins and stamps. Multifarious special coins of Tuvalu have numerous variant series on any demand. One can find beautiful Tuvalu coins for a present on any occasion or for one’s own coin collection. Greatly popular Lunar zodiac signs are presented in Tuvalu coins range also. Spectacular precious coins of Tuvalu are available at Coinsberg.com.
Tuvalu greatly suffers modern life’s effects, such as pollution and global warming. The latter caused El Niño effect and ocean acidification, leading to damaging the coral reefs of Tuvalu islands. Tropical cyclones and devastating king tides became more often in the region, so islanders are in constant risk of losing their property or even life. Global warming caused the danger for the flat atolls and riffs of Tuvalu to be flooded by the rising waters, and the connected La Niña effect led to lack of fresh water on the islands. These troubles caused the massive emigration of Tuvaluans to Australia and New Zealand. Some of them call themselves the climate change refugees.
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