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Alo, also known unofficially as Tu`a or the Kingdom of Futuna,[1] is one of three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna, which encompasses the eastern two thirds (53 km² out of 83 km²) of Futuna Island, and mostly uninhabited Alofi Island (32 km², pop. 2) 2 km to the southeast. The total area of the chiefdom is 85 km², with a population of 2993, in nine villages, as of the census of July 22, 2003. The capital is the village of Mala'e (pop. 238). The largest village is Ono (pop. 738). The current Tuigaifo, or King, of the Kingdom of Alo is Petelo Vikena, whose coronation took place on November 6, 2008, in the small village of Alo.[2]

Hoorn Islands (Futuna and Alofi)
Alo chiefdom: Futuna-east and Alofi
Hoorn Islands, also called Futuna Islands


Village Population
(Census 2003-07-22)
Alofi Island
Alofi (Alofitai) 2
Futuna Island, north coast
Poi 294
Tamana 226
Tuatafa 43
Futuna Island, south coast
Kolia 432
Mala'e 238
Ono 738
Taoa 717
Vele 303
Alo (Tu`a) 2993


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Coordinates: 13°18′S 176°10′W / 13.3°S 176.167°W / -13.3; -176.167


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