Nui, with an estimated population of 708, forms the only Micronesian community in Polynesian Tuvalu. This was the first island to be seen by Europeans (a Spanish explorer Alvaro de Mendana and his crew sailed past in1568). The string of small islands around Nui's lagoon have lovely palm-fringed beaches. Nui is 255 kilometres northwest of Funafuti Island.
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