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Physical Map of Niue showing relief, important settlements, etc. south pacific ocean Niue large color map

Covering a land area of 261 sq.km (100.95 sq mi), Niue is an island country and a raised coral atoll located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Niue is one of the world's largest coral islands. It consists of steep limestone cliffs lying along the coast, giving way to a central plateau. Two large bays indent the western coast, with Alofi Bay in the center and Avatele Bay in the south. Limestone caves are common close to the coast, and a coral reef almost completely surrounds the island--with the only major break being on the western side, close to Alofi. The highest point is an unnamed elevation near the Mutalau settlement, and it peaks at 223 ft. (68 m). The lowest point is the Pacific Ocean (0m).

Political Map of Niue

Political Map of Niue showing its villages and the capital Alofi

Niue is divided into 14 villages (municipalities). The villages are: Makefu, Tuapa, Namukulu, Hikutavake, Toi, Mutalau, Lakepa, Liku, Hakupu, Vaiea, Avatele, Tamakautoga, Alofi South and Alofi North.

Covering a land area of 261 sq.km, Niue is an island country and one of the world’s largest coral atolls in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand. Located on the western coast of the island at the heart of the Alofi Bay is, Alofi – the capital and the largest village of Niue. The villages of Alofi North and Alofi South together functions as the capital of Niue. Alofi is also the administrative, industrial and financial center of the country.

Where is Niue?

Map showing location of Niue in the world. PACIFIC OCEAN

Niue is an island nation and a raised coral atoll located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It is geographically positioned both in the Western and Southern hemispheres of the Earth. Niue is situated between Tonga, Samoa and Cook Islands. It is located to the northeast of Auckland (New Zealand) and to the east of the Vava’u Group of Tonga.

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Outline Map of Niue

Blank Outline Map of Niue

The above blank map represents Niue -an island country and one of the world’s largest coral atolls in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The above map can be downloaded, printed and used for geography education purposes like map-pointing and coloring activities.

Outline Map of Niue

The above outline map represents Niue - an island country and one of the world’s largest coral atolls in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Niue is a raised coral island that is roughly oval in shape. It is sometimes called “The Rock of Polynesia” or simply “The Rock”.

Key Facts

Legal Name Niue
Capital City Alofi
19 01 S, 169 55 W
Independence 19 October 1974 (Niue became a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand)

Geography

Total Area 260.00 km2
Land Area 260.00 km2
Water Area 0.00 km2
Total Border 0.0 km
Coastline 64.0 km
Climate Tropical; modified by southeast trade winds
Coordinates 19 02 S, 169 52 W
Mean Elevation 0 m
Lowest Elevation 0 m
Pacific Ocean
Highest Elevation 80 m
unnamed elevation 1.4 km east of Hikutavake

Demographics

Population 1,618
Ethnic Groups Niuean 66.5%, part-Niuean 13.4%, non-Niuean 20.1% (includes 12% European and Asian and 8% other Pacific Islanders) (2011 est.)
Languages Niuean (official) 46% (a Polynesian language closely related to Tongan and Samoan), Niuean and English 32%, English (official) 11%, Niuean and others 5%, other 6% (2011 est.)
Religions Ekalesia Niue (Congregational Christian Church of Niue - a Protestant church founded by missionaries from the London Missionary Society) 67%, other Protestant 3% (includes Seventh Day Adventist 1%, Presbyterian 1%, and Methodist 1%), Mormon 10%, Roman Catholic 10%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 6%, none 2% (2011 est.)

Economy

Currency New Zealand dollars (NZD)
Exports Canned coconut cream, copra, honey, vanilla, passion fruit products, pawpaws, root crops, limes, footballs, stamps, handicrafts

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