Sigavé / Singave
Chiefdom and District


Sigave and Alo within the Hoorn Islands
Coordinates: 14°17′45.96″S 178°9′30.6″W / 14.2961000°S 178.158500°W / -14.2961000; -178.158500Coordinates: 14°17′45.96″S 178°9′30.6″W / 14.2961000°S 178.158500°W / -14.2961000; -178.158500
Country  France
Territory  Wallis and Futuna
Island Futuna
Capital Leava
  Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population (2008)
  Total 1,860
  Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+12
No. of districts 1 (Sigave)[1]
No. of municipalities 6
Map of Hoorn Islands

Sigavé (also Singave or Sigave) is one of the three official chiefdoms of the French territory of Wallis and Futuna (the other two being Uvea and Alo) in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean.



Sigave encompasses the western third (30 out of 83 km²) of Futuna Island. The total area of the kingdom is 30 km², with a population of 1880, in six villages, as of the census of July 22, 2003. The capital and largest village is Leava (pop. 480).

Administrative division

The chiefdom counts the homonym and coextensive district and 6 municipalities:[2]

Village Population District Zone
Leava480Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Toloke398Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Nuku267Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Fiua250Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Vaisei221Sigave West to Southwest Coast
Tavai216Sigave North Coast


Main article: History of Futuna


The junior high school in the area is Collège Fiua de Sigave.[3]

See also


  1. Coextensive with the chiefdom
  2. Municipal population of the villages in Wallis and Futuna (INSEE 2008, complete list) Archived September 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. "Cartographie des établissements du second degré." Wallis and Futuna. June 24, 2016. Retrieved on September 14, 2016.

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