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Niue Country Guide

Explore Niue in Oceania

Niue with the capital city Alofi is located in Oceania. It covers some 261 square kilometres with 2,166 citizens.

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The average density of population is approximately 8 per km².

To reach someone in Niue dial +683 prior to a number. The cellular networks commonly support frequencies of 900 Mhz. Websites registered in this country end with the top level domain ".nu". If you want to bring electric equipment on your trip (e.g. laptop power supply), note the local power outlet of 240V - 50Hz.

About the flag and history of Niue

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.

Niue's remoteness, as well as cultural and linguistic differences between its Polynesian inhabitants and those of the rest of the Cook Islands, have caused it to be separately administered. The population of the island continues to drop (from a peak of 5,200 in 1966 to an estimated 1,311 in 2011) with substantial emigration to New Zealand 2,400 km to the southwest.

National administrative regions of Niue

Geography Quick-Facts

Summary Continent: Oceania
Capital: Alofi
Size 260 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 100 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
Population 2,166
Currency Name: Dollar, Currency Code: NZD
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD) .nu
Telephone Country Prefix +683
Mobile Phone Connections 0
Landline Phone Connections 0

Country Position in World Rankings

Information about single country attributes and how these compare against the rest of the world. The information below is compiled with data from 2013. As such, it may differ a bit to the Information above in the text (which is from 2010).


Value name Value World Rank
Area 260 (sq km) 213

People and Society

Value name Value World Rank
Population 1,229 236
Population growth rate -0.03 (%) 200
Birth rate -9.00 (births/1,000 population) 226
Death rate -9.00 (deaths/1,000 population) 227
Net migration rate -999.00 (migrant(s)/1,000 population) 224
Health expenditures 17.40 (% of GDP) 4


Value name Value World Rank
GDP (purchasing power parity) 10,010,000 228
GDP - real growth rate 6.20 (%) 44
GDP - per capita (PPP) 5,800 153
Labor force 663 231
Unemployment rate 12.00 (%) 126
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) -12.60 (% of GDP) 213
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 4.00 (%) 114
Exports 201,400 220
Imports 9,038,000 222
Debt - external 418,000 200


Value name Value World Rank
Electricity - production 3,000,000 (kWh) 216
Electricity - consumption 2,790,000 (kWh) 216
Electricity - installed generating capacity 1000 (kW) 209
Electricity - from fossil fuels 100.0 (% of total installed capacity) 27
Refined petroleum products - imports 23 (bbl/day) 208
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy 6,220 (Mt) 210


Value name Value World Rank
Internet hosts 79,508 83
Internet users 1,100 214


Value name Value World Rank
Airports 1 227
Roadways 120 (km) 213

Data based on CIA facts book 2010 & 2013, wikipedia, national statistical offices and their census releases

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