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Tokelau Country Guide

Explore Tokelau in Oceania

Tokelau with the capital city Nukunonu is located in Oceania. It covers some 11 square kilometres with 1,405 citizens.

Interactive map of Tokelau

The average density of population is approximately 141 per km².

To reach someone in Tokelau dial +690 prior to a number. The cellular networks commonly support frequencies of 900 Mhz. Websites registered in this country end with the top level domain ".tk". If you want to bring electric equipment on your trip (e.g. laptop power supply), note the local power outlet of 230V - 50Hz.

About the flag and history of Tokelau

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.

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.

National administrative regions of Tokelau

Geography Quick-Facts

Summary Continent: Oceania
Capital: Nukunonu
Size 10 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 4 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
Population 1,405
Currency Name: Dollar, Currency Code: NZD
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD) .tk
Telephone Country Prefix +690
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 12 (sq km) 242

People and Society

Value name Value World Rank
Population 1,353 235
Population growth rate -0.01 (%) 197
Birth rate -9.00 (births/1,000 population) 227
Death rate -9.00 (deaths/1,000 population) 228
Net migration rate -999.00 (migrant(s)/1,000 population) 225
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 63.40 (%) 4


Value name Value World Rank
GDP (purchasing power parity) 1,500,000 229
GDP - per capita (PPP) 1,000 219
Labor force 440 232
Imports 969,200 223


Value name Value World Rank
Internet hosts 2,069 162
Internet users 800 216

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

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