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    Niue Geography - 2003
    http://www.theodora.com/wfb2003/niue/niue_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Tonga


      Geographic coordinates: 19 02 S, 169 52 W


      Map references: Oceania


      Area: total: 260 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 260 sq km


      Area - comparative: 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC


      Land boundaries: 0 km


      Coastline: 64 km


      Maritime claims: exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM


      Climate: tropical; modified by southeast trade winds


      Terrain: steep limestone cliffs along coast, central plateau


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m
      highest point: unnamed location near Mutalau settlement 68 m


      Natural resources: fish, arable land


      Land use: arable land: 19.23%
      permanent crops: 7.69%
      other: 73.08% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: NA sq km


      Natural hazards: typhoons


      Environment - current issues: increasing attention to conservationist practices to counter loss of soil fertility from traditional slash and burn agriculture


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification
      signed, but not ratified: Law of the Sea


      Geography - note: one of world's largest coral islands


      NOTE: The information regarding Niue on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Niue Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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