Wallis and Futuna is a small French territory at the western end of Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean, west of Samoa, northwest of Tonga, and northeast of Fiji. The islands were colonized in the 1880s and were governed as a dependency of New Caledonia until 1961. The total population of the territory is about 15,000. Wallis (called 'Uvea in Polynesian) has an airport, and commercial flights are available from New Caledonia.
The territory has no traditional lighthouses, but the unusual minor light shown at right is of interest to lighthouse fans. Lights in the territory are managed by the Service des Phares et Balises in New Caledonia.
Special thanks to Michel Forand for his research on the lights of the smaller territories of the Pacific.
Admiralty numbers are from volume K of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 111.
Information available on lost lighthouses:
Notable faux lighthouses:
Posted September 2, 2010. Checked and revised April 11, 2015. Lighthouses: 0. Site copyright 2015 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.