Where is Niue?

Located in Oceania, Niue is an island nation.The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

Niue is an Oceanian country covering 260.00 km2. This makes it the 30th smallest region in the world and 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC. Its geographic coordinates are 19 02 S, 169 52 W and Alofi is the capital city.

The origin of the name Niue is obscure, but is said to translate to mean "behold the coconut".

Its ISO code is NU.

Geography

Niue has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Pacific Ocean. Its highest elevation is unnamed elevation near Mutalau settlement which is 68m above tall.

It has a tropical climate that is modified by southeast trade winds. Its terrain mostly consists of steep limestone cliffs along the coast and in the central plateau.

Population

Niue has a population of 1,190 making it the 234th largest in the world.

Niuean is the official language, while English is also widely spoken. The major ethnic groups are Niuen, part-Niuen, and non-Niuen. The majority of the country belongs to a religion called Ekalesia Niue.

The dialing code for the country is 683.

Government

It has been a self-governing government in free association with New Zealand since 1974. Its constitution was last ratified in 1974.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Niue's GDP is $10,010,000.00 (USD) with $5,800.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 226th largest economy and its citizens the 158th richest in the world. The currency of Niue is the Dollar (NZD).

Its major export partners are Germany, Belgum, and the United Kingdom. Its main exports are canned coconut cream, copra, honey, vanilla, and passion fruit products. Its major import partners are Germany, Belgium, and China. Its major imports include food, live animals, and manufactured goods.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017