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).
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.
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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|19 01 S, 169 55 W|
|Independence||19 October 1974 (Niue became a self-governing state in free association with New Zealand)|
|Total Area||260.00 km2|
|Land Area||260.00 km2|
|Water Area||0.00 km2|
|Total Border||0.0 km|
|Climate||Tropical; modified by southeast trade winds|
|Coordinates||19 02 S, 169 52 W|
|Mean Elevation||0 m|
|Lowest Elevation||0 m|
|Highest Elevation||80 m|
|unnamed elevation 1.4 km east of Hikutavake|
|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.)|
|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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