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Explore Niue in Oceania

Niue with the capital city Alofi is located in Oceania . It covers some 260 square kilometres with 2,166 citizens.

Interactive map of Niue

The terrain features . The average density of population is approximately 8 per km². The notable climate conditions in Niue can be described as . Potential natural disasters are .

To reach someone in Niue dial +683 prior to a number. There are 0 installed telephones. And there are 0 registered mobile phones. 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

Niue Flag Icon

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

SummaryContinent: Oceania
Capital: Alofi
Size260 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 100 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
CurrencyName Dollar, Currency Code:NZD
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD).nu
Telephone Country Prefix+683
Mobile Phone Connections0
Landline Phone Connections0

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 nameValueWorld Rank
Area260 (sq km)213

People and Society

Value nameValueWorld Rank
Population1,229 236
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 expenditures17.40 (% of GDP)4


Value nameValueWorld Rank
GDP (purchasing power parity)10,010,000 228
GDP - real growth rate6.20 (%)44
GDP - per capita (PPP)5,800 153
Labor force663 231
Unemployment rate12.00 (%)126
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)-12.60 (% of GDP)213
Inflation rate (consumer prices)4.00 (%)114
Exports201,400 220
Imports9,038,000 222
Debt - external418,000 200


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Electricity - production3,000,000 (kWh)216
Electricity - consumption2,790,000 (kWh)216
Electricity - installed generating capacity1,000 (kW)209
Electricity - from fossil fuels100.00 (% of total installed capacity)27
Refined petroleum products - imports23 (bbl/day)208
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy6,220 (Mt)210


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Internet hosts79,508 83
Internet users1,100 214


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Airports1 227
Roadways120 (km)213

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

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