Niue
in Polynesia
Oceania

National active POI
Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Dollar - NZD
Spoken languages:
English
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: I)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 4G
ISO 2-Letter code:
NU
Internet top level domain:
.nu
Country phone prefix:
+683
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

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Niue with its capital Alofi is located in Oceania (Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean). It covers some 261 square kilometers (1.5 times the size of Washington, DC) with 1,618 citizens. English is the language commonly spoken used by the people in Niue. This country shares no land borders with another country.

Niue is an island in Oceania. It is located approximately halfway between Tonga and the Cook Islands. The word Niue is not used in the local language to refer to this island, meaning in fact Look! There's a coconut. Captain Cook called it Savage Island, thinking (incorrectly) that the natives who came to greet them were painted in blood. From the sea approaches Niue is flat with its cliff faces resembling a large ‘Swiss cheese’ composed of coral limestone rock peppered with caves, hidden caverns and chasms, buried grottoes and other subterranean natural fissures that are yet to be discovered and developed into tourist attractions. Niue is dotted with many caves and limestone arches. There are a lot of 'sea tracks' that lead from the road to the coast. Wandering down one and seeing what you find at the end is a lot of fun.

Impressions from the Niuean capital

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Popular Destinations in Niue

Administrative regions of Niue

About the country

Website: Niue Tourism

P.O. Box 42
Alofi
Niue Island

Phone: +683 4224
Fax: +683 4225
Mail: niuetourism@mail.gov.nu

The landscape is steep limestone cliffs along coast, central plateau. The average density of population is about 6 per km². The climate in Niue can be described as tropical with modified by southeast trade winds. Potential threats by nature are tropical cyclones.

To reach someone Niue dial +683 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 900 MHz, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".nu". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: I). The sign for the locally used currency Dollar is NZD.

Yellow with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant; the flag of the UK bears five yellow five-pointed stars - a large star on a blue disk in the center and a smaller star on each arm of the bold red cross; the larger star stands for Niue, the smaller stars recall the Southern Cross constellation on the New Zealand flag and symbolize links with that country; yellow represents the bright sunshine of Niue and the warmth and friendship between Niue and New Zealand.

Flag of Niue

Niue's remoteness, as well as cultural and linguistic differences between its Polynesian inhabitants and those of the adjacent Cook Islands, has caused it to be separately administered by New Zealand. The population of the island continues to drop (from a peak of 5,200 in 1966 to 1,626 in 2015) with substantial emigration to New Zealand 2,400 km to the southwest.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 210) 260sq km
Land (World Rank: 207) 260sq km
Forest (World Rank: 167) 3.80%
Comparative 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Coastline
64
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 238) 1m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 166) 19.10%
Arable (World Rank: 161) 3.80%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 25) 11.50%
Permanent pastures (World Rank: 167) 3.80%
Map reference
Oceania
Environment
Issues increasing attention to conservationist practices to counter loss of soil fertility from traditional slash and burn agriculture
Agreement party
  • - Biodiversity
  • - Climate Change
  • - Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol
  • - Desertification
  • - Law of the Sea
  • - Ozone Layer Protection
Hazzards tropical cyclones
Location
Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Tonga
Climate
tropical; modified by southeast trade winds
Terrain
steep limestone cliffs along coast, central plateau

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 230) 1,618
Growthrate (World Rank: 194) -0.03%
Health
Physicians per 1000 (World Rank: 81) 1.84
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 11) 100.00%
Obesity adult (World Rank: 10) 42.50%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 71) 98.50%

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 215) 4,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 214) 3,720,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 18) 100.00%
Refined products
Consumption (World Rank: 213) 60bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 210) 64bbl / day
Carbon footprint
3520

Nation

Budget
Health (World Rank: 71) 7% of GDP
Surplus (World Rank: 198) -13% of GDP
National symbol
yellow
Adjective
Niuean
Noun
Niuean(s)
Background
Niue's remoteness, as well as cultural and linguistic differences between its Polynesian inhabitants and those of the adjacent Cook Islands, has caused it to be separately administered by New Zealand. The population of the island continues to drop (from a peak of 5,200 in 1966 to 1,626 in 2015) with substantial emigration to New Zealand 2,400 km to the southwest.
Flag description
yellow with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant; the flag of the UK bears five yellow five-pointed stars - a large star on a blue disk in the center and a smaller star on each arm of the bold red cross; the larger star stands for Niue, the smaller stars recall the Southern Cross constellation on the New Zealand flag and symbolize links with that country; yellow represents the bright sunshine of Niue and the warmth and friendship between Niue and New Zealand

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 226) 10,010,000USD
Real growth rate (World Rank: 24) 6.20%
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 162) 5,800USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 36) 23.50%
Source industry (World Rank: 103) 26.90%
Source service (World Rank: 178) 49.50%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 227) 663
Products
Industries
  • - food processing
  • - handicrafts
Agriculture
  • - beef cattle
  • - cassava
  • - coconuts
  • - honey
  • - limes
  • - manioc
  • - passion fruit
  • - pigs
  • - poultry
  • - sweet potatoes
  • - tapioca
  • - taro
  • - yams
Exports
  • - canned coconut cream
  • - copra
  • - footballs
  • - handicrafts
  • - honey
  • - limes
  • - passion fruit products
  • - pawpaws
  • - root crops
  • - stamps
  • - vanilla
Imports
  • - chemicals
  • - drugs
  • - food
  • - fuels
  • - live animals
  • - lubricants
  • - machinery
  • - manufactured goods

Communication

Internet
Users (World Rank: 220) 1,090
Population (World Rank: 19) 91.60%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 213) 1.00
Airports unpaved (World Rank: 191) 1.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 208) 234.00
Paved length (World Rank: 168) 210.00

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