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Niue Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Niue Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 260 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 213

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

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
64 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - territorial sea country ranks ]
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]

Climate:
tropical; modified by southeast trade winds

Terrain:
steep limestone cliffs along coast, central plateau

Elevation:
0 m lowest point: Pacific Ocean
80 highest point: unnamed elevation 1.4 km east of Hikutavake

Natural resources:
arable land, fish

Land use:
agricultural land: 19.1% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
arable land: 3.8% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - arable land country ranks ]
permanent crops: 11.5% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent crops country ranks ]
permanent pasture: 3.8% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 71.2% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 9.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population distribution:
population distributed around the peripheral coastal areas of the island

Natural hazards:
tropical cyclones

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, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection

Geography - note:
one of world's largest coral islands; the only major break in the surrounding coral reef occurs in the central western part of the coast

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Niue on this page is re-published from the 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Niue Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Niue Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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