Tuvalu consists of four islands and five coral atolls. The main atoll is Funafuti, which consists of several islets, the largest is Fongafale. It's a long narrow sliver of land, 12 kilometres long and no more than 400 metres wide. The town, which takes up the "albue" of the L-shaped islet, doesn't seem to have a united name, instead people refer to the four “villages” which make up the town. Officially, the capital of Tuvalu is the entire atoll Funafuti. The population for Fongafale is about 5500, half of Tuvalu’s entire population. It feels like just like one small town, with one road running from one end to the to other with surprisingly many motorbikes and even cars. The focal point of Fongafale is the airstrip, which runs the entire length of the town.