Niue

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Niue
Niuē
Flag of Niue
Flag
Coat of arms of Niue
Coat of arms
Anthem: Ko e Iki he Lagi  (Niuean)
The Lord in Heaven
Location of Niue
Capital Alofi
Largest village Hakupu
Official languages
Demonym Niuean
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Elizabeth II
Sir Jerry Mateparae
• Premier
Toke Talagi
Legislature Niue Assembly
Associated state
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 (13.9/sq mi) (n/a)
GDP (PPP) estimate
• Total
$10 million (not ranked)
Currency (NZD)
Time zone (UTC−11)
Drives on the left
Calling code +683
ISO 3166 code NU
Internet TLD .nu

Niue is an island country in the south Pacific. Situated between Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands, 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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References[change | change source]

  1. The World today (PDF), UN .
  2. "Organs Supplement", Repertory of Practice (PDF) (8), UN, p. 10 .
  3. "Niue". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2009-07-20.