World Atlas: Niue. On this page you can see the map, country flag and many detailed information about the people, history and economy of Niue.
Here you can find online selected information about the geography, inhabitants, government, economy and history of Niue. Included are selected statistics, an overview map and the detailed map of Niue. But let's start with the flag of Niue here:
Niue - Overview:
What you should know about Niue? Let's start with this: Niue's remoteness, as well as cultural and linguistic differences between its Polynesian inhabitants and those of the adjacent Cook Islands, has caused it to be separately administered by New Zealand. The population of the island continues to drop (from a peak of 5,200 in 1966 to 1,618 in 2017) with substantial emigration to New Zealand 2,400 km to the southwest.
Geography of Niue
Where on the globe is Niue? The location of this country is Oceania, island in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Tonga. Total area of Niue is 260 sq km, of which 260 sq km is land. So this is quite a small country. How could we describe the terrain of the country? This way: steep limestone cliffs along coast, central plateau. The lowest point of Niue is Pacific Ocean 0 m, the highest point unnamed elevation 1.4 km east of Hikutavake 80 m. And the climate is tropical; modified by southeast trade winds.
Inhabitants of Niue
Let's take a look how many people live in Niue. The number is: 1,618 (July 2017 est.). So not so many people live here. Who lives here? Niuen 66.5%, part-Niuen 13.4%, non-Niuen 20.1% (includes 12% European and Asian and 8% Pacific Islanders) (2011 est.). What are the languages in Niue? Niuean (official) 46% (a Polynesian language closely related to Tongan and Samoan), Niuean and English 32%, English (official) 11%, Niuean and others 5%, other 6% (2011 est.). And the religions: Ekalesia Niue (Congregational Christian Church of Niue - a Protestant church founded by missionaries from the London Missionary Society) 67%, other Protestant 3% (includes Seventh Day Adventist 1%, Presbyterian 1%, and Methodist 1%), Mormon 10%, Roman Catholic 10%, Jehovah's Witnesses 2%, other 6%, none 2% (2011 est.). How old are the people in average? unknown. We have to add that this number is the median - so one half of the people is older than this, one half is younger. And what is their life expectancy (at birth)? This: NA. Where the people live in Niue? Here: population distributed around the peripheral coastal areas of the island. The major urban areas of Niue are: Alofi (capital) 1,000 (2014).
Government and Economy of Niue
The capital of Niue is Alofi and the government type self-governing parliamentary democracy (Fouo Ekepule) in free association with New Zealand. Let's take a look at the administrative divisions - none; note - there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 14 villages at the second orde. Regarding the economy of Niue, important industrial products are handicrafts, food processing. Important agricultural products are coconuts, passion fruit, honey, limes, taro, yams, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sweet potatoes; pigs, poultry, beef cattle. The most important export commodities are canned coconut cream, copra, honey, vanilla, passion fruit products, pawpaws, root crops, limes, footballs, stamps, handicrafts and the most important export partners are unknown. The most important import commodities are food, live animals, manufactured goods, machinery, fuels, lubricants, chemicals, drugs and the most important import partners are unknown. How rich is Niue and how rich are people in this country? The most important number here is GDP per capita (PPP): $5,800 (2003 est.). This is quite a low number. Let's add that this means Gross Domestic Product per person, which is recalculated with respect to the relative cost of local goods and services. And one more important number - population below poverty line: NA%.