Australia South Pacific Destinations (3)

Author: Anthony | Subject: Travel Destinations

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Article excerpt: Tuvalu, perhaps one of the smallest groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean, covering an area of less than 27 square kilometres (10 square miles) in total, is also one of the most unspoilt, peaceful and most beautiful of this ocean's tropical paradises.  As the English translation of the name suggests, it is a group of eight islands, five of which are simply lagoon enclosing atolls, which appear to have been driven vertically up from the sea bed.  The Funafuti atoll is the main island and is where the largest number of the islands just over 11,000 total populace dwell. It also is home to Tuvalu's sole airport.