Niue

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Niue
Niuē
Anthem: Ko e Iki he Lagi  (Niuean)
The Lord in Heaven
Capital Alofi
19°03′S 169°52′W / 19.05°S 169.867°W / -19.05; -169.867
Largest village Hakupu
Official languages
Demonym Niuean
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
 -  Monarch Elizabeth II
 -  Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae
 -  Premier Toke Talagi
Legislature Niue Assembly
Associated state
 -  Self-government in free association with New Zealand 19 October 1974 
 -  Independence in foreign relations recognised by the UN[1][2] 1994 
Area
 -  Total 260 km2
100 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 0
Population
 -  July 2009 estimate 1,398[3] (221st)
 -  Density 5.35/km2 (n/a)
13.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP) estimate
 -  Total $10 million (not ranked)
Currency (NZD)
Time zone (UTC−11)
Drives on the left
Calling code +683
Internet TLD .nu

Niue is an island country in the south Pacific. It is commonly known as "Rock of Polynesia". It has its own government, but it is an associated state of New Zealand. This means that Niue's head of state is New Zealand's sovereign (queen) in right, and most diplomatic relations are conducted by the latter on Niue's behalf.

The territory is 2,400 kilometres northeast of New Zealand in a triangle between Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands.

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