Tokelau
in Polynesia
Oceania

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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:
TK
Internet top level domain:
.tk
Country phone prefix:
+690
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

Explore Tokelau

Tokelau with its capital Nukunonu is located in Oceania (Oceania, group of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean). It covers some 13 square kilometers (about 17 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC) with 1,285 citizens. English is the language commonly spoken used by the people in Tokelau. This country shares no land borders with another country.

Tokelau is in Polynesia, a group of three atolls about half way between Hawaii to New Zealand.

Impressions from the Tokelauan capital

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Popular Destinations in Tokelau

Administrative regions of Tokelau

About the country

The landscape is low-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons. The average density of population is about 107 per km². The climate in Tokelau can be described as tropical with moderated by trade winds (April to November). Potential threats by nature are lies in Pacific cyclone belt.

To reach someone Tokelau dial +690 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 900 MHz, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".tk". 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.

A yellow stylized Tokelauan canoe on a dark blue field sails toward the manu - the Southern Cross constellation of four, white, five-pointed stars at the hoist side; the Southern Cross represents the role of Christianity in Tokelauan culture and, in conjunction with the canoe, symbolizes the country navigating into the future; the color yellow indicates happiness and peace, and the blue field represents the ocean on which the community relies.

Flag of Tokelau

Originally settled by Polynesian emigrants from surrounding island groups, the Tokelau Islands were made a British protectorate in 1889. They were transferred to New Zealand administration in 1925. Referenda held in 2006 and 2007 to change the status of the islands from that of a New Zealand territory to one of free association with New Zealand did not meet the needed threshold for approval.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 236) 12sq km
Land (World Rank: 234) 12sq km
Comparative about 17 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC
Coastline
101
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 233) 5m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 43) 60.00%
Permanent crops (World Rank: 1) 60.00%
Map reference
Oceania
Environment
Issues limited natural resources and overcrowding are contributing to emigration to New Zealand
Hazzards lies in Pacific cyclone belt
Location
Oceania, group of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand
Climate
tropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November)
Terrain
low-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 231) 1,285
Growthrate (World Rank: 191) -0.01%
Health
Physicians per 1000 (World Rank: 53) 2.72
Sanitation access total (World Rank: 97) 90.50%
Drinking water access (World Rank: 30) 100.00%

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 227) 1,500,000USD
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 222) 1,000USD
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 228) 440
Products
Industries
  • - coins
  • - fishing
  • - plaited craft goods
  • - small-scale enterprises for copra production
  • - stamps
  • - woodworking
Agriculture
  • - bananas
  • - breadfruit
  • - coconuts
  • - copra
  • - fish
  • - goats
  • - papayas
  • - pigs
  • - poultry
Exports
  • - copra
  • - handicrafts
  • - stamps
Imports
  • - building materials
  • - foodstuffs
  • - fuel

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 213) 300
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 79) 21.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 221) 805
Population (World Rank: 92) 60.20%

Nation

National symbol
tuluma
National colours
yellow
Adjective
Tokelauan
Noun
Tokelauan(s)
Background
Originally settled by Polynesian emigrants from surrounding island groups, the Tokelau Islands were made a British protectorate in 1889. They were transferred to New Zealand administration in 1925. Referenda held in 2006 and 2007 to change the status of the islands from that of a New Zealand territory to one of free association with New Zealand did not meet the needed threshold for approval.
Flag description
a yellow stylized Tokelauan canoe on a dark blue field sails toward the manu - the Southern Cross constellation of four, white, five-pointed stars at the hoist side; the Southern Cross represents the role of Christianity in Tokelauan culture and, in conjunction with the canoe, symbolizes the country navigating into the future; the color yellow indicates happiness and peace, and the blue field represents the ocean on which the community relies

Popular places in this country

This is a list of famous places in this country in alphabetical order.