Fongafale is the largest of islets in . It is a long narrow sliver of land, 12 kilometres long and between 10 and 400 metres wide, with the South Pacific Ocean and reef on the east and the protected lagoon on the west.

Notable Places in the Area

is an airport in , in the capital city of the island nation of . is situated 470 metres southwest of Fongafale. Photo: New Zealand Defence Force, CC BY 2.0.

The Funafuti Lagoon Hotel formally known as Vaiaku Langi Hotel, or , is situated in , in the Pacific island nation of . is situated 610 metres southwest of Fongafale. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

on atoll in is the only hospital in the country, and the primary provider of medical services for all the islands of Tuvalu. is situated 580 metres north of Fongafale.

The also alternatively known as the Catholic Church of Teone or the Catholic Centre… is situated 1½ km north of Fongafale.

Localities in the Area

is an atoll and the capital of the island nation of . Photo: Cornischong, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a located on the southern coast of the of Fongafale in the atoll… Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.


-8.5204° or 8° 31' 13.6" south
179.1991° or 179° 11' 56.6" east
Open Location Code
5 metres (16 feet)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Asturian; Bable: Fongafale
  • Azerbaijani: Fonqafale
  • Basque: Fongafale
  • Bavarian: Fongafale
  • Cebuano: Fongafale
  • Chinese: 丰阿法萊
  • Chinese: 風加法列
  • Chinese: 风加法列
  • Czech: Fagafale
  • Czech: Fogale
  • Czech: Fongafale
  • Dutch: Fongafale
  • English: Fagafale
  • English: Fogale
  • Esperanto: Fongafale
  • Finnish: Fongafale
  • French: Fongafale
  • Gallegan: Fongafale
  • Gallegan: Illote Fongafale
  • German: Fongafale
  • Greek: Φονγκαφάλε
  • Hebrew: פונגפייל
  • Hungarian: Fongafale
  • Ido: Fongafale
  • Italian: Fongafale
  • Japanese: フォンガファレ島
  • Lithuanian: Fongafalė
  • Norwegian: Fongafale
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Fongafale
  • Polish: Fongafale
  • Portuguese: Fongafale
  • Russian: Фонгафале
  • Slovak: Fongafale
  • Spanish: Fagafale
  • Spanish: Fogale
  • Spanish: Fongafale
  • Spanish: Isla Fongafale
  • Swedish: Fongafale
  • Thai: โฟงาฟาเล
  • Turkish: Fongafale
  • Turkish: Funafuti
  • Welsh: Fongafale

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