Tuvalu. Following pressure from the US, in August Tuvalu deregistered some 40 Iranian oil tankers sailing under the Tuvalu flag. Iran had registered the ships in Tuvalu to bypass the US and EU embargo on Iranian oil because of its nuclear weapons program. For the Tuvalu State, registration of foreign vessels is an important source of income.
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According to countryaah, the population of Tuvalu in 2012 was 10,988, ranking number 226 in the world. The population growth rate was 1.060% yearly, and the population density was 369.9667 people per km2.