Tuvalu, The Least Visited Country in The World, Will Soon Disappear

Tuvalu, The Least Visited Country in The World, Will Soon Disappear

Tuvalu, one of the most beautiful islands in the world, is not only a place to visit, but also one of the places we can visit soon. The reason is that the country can be disappear faster than expected.

It is an island nation in the middle of the western Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and Australia. It sits on a ring-shaped coral reef that surrounds a lagoon, with surrounding islands. In short, it is a beautiful oasis, which is now in danger of disappearing completely from the face of the Earth.

With a population of about 12,000, according to reports, Tuvalu is considered the smallest country in the world. It is also one of the smallest cities in the world and has its own currency.

This is also a great place to visit, a quiet resort, where residents ride the island’s roads on motorbikes, cook fish, sleep in hammocks or Have fun on the beach at night. Sand amid turquoise waters, fringed with dense coconut trees, provide a breathtaking backdrop to enjoy average daily temperatures of 80-85°F (27-29°C).

Formerly called the Ellice Islands, reports add that Tuvalu receives over two thousand tourists a year. It has only one international airport in the country, which was built by the US Navy during World War II in 1943 and is currently used by Fiji Airways.

Apart from the difficulty to access, Tuvalu is on the list of islands that are most likely to disappear into the ocean in the near future due to rising sea levels. As per the reports, two of Tuvalu’s nine islands are already on the verge of getting swallowed by sea-rise and coastal erosion. Local say that during storms, waves batter the island from the east and the west, thereby kind of ‘swallowing’ the country.

Although the entire nation is coral atolls, the inhabitable stretches of land are maximum just 2 m above sea level. And if the reports are to go by, the tides have been rising about 3.9 millimeters per year.

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