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Description

This small group of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand, was originally settled by Polynesian emigrants from surrounding island groups.

In 1889 the Tokelau Islands were made a British protectorate, and then transferred to New Zealand administration in 1925. A large number of Tokelauan people live in New Zealand in an effort to support their families.

Tokelau's small size (three villages), isolation, and lack of resources greatly restrain economic development and confine agriculture to the subsistence level. The people continually rely heavily on aid from New Zealand.

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arrow Official Name Tokelau,
a New Zealand dependent territory, claimed 1926

arrow Capital City none

arrow Languages Tokelauan, English

arrow Official Currency New Zealand Dollar

arrow Religions Congregational, Catholic, others

arrow Population 1,392 (July 2006 est.)

arrow Land Area 10 sq km (3.8 sq miles)

arrow Latitude/Longitude 9º 00S, 172º 00W



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