Quick Data on Niue
|Total Area||260 sq km|
Geography of Niue
As a country in Australia – Oceania, with coordinates at 19 02 S, 169 52 W, Niue neighbors n/a. The terrain in Niue is described as steep limestone cliffs along coast, central plateau, with an average elevation point of n/a. The climate of Niue: tropical; modified by southeast trade winds.
|Surface Total||260 sq km|
|Land Surface||260 sq km|
|Water Surface||0 sq km|
|Land Boundaries||0 km|
|Lowest Elevation Point||n/a|
|Highest Elevation Point||unnamed elevation 1.4 km east of Hikutavake 80 m|
Resources of Niue
The country enjoys many types of natural resources, with the main ones being arable land, fish. The agricultural land occupies 19.10% of Niue, while the land covered with forests is estimated at 71.20%.
|Percent of Total Land||Surface Sq km||Data|
|Agricultural Land||19.10%||50 sq km||2011 est.|
|Irrigated Land||0 sq km||2012|
|Forest Land||71.20%||185 sq km||2011 est.|
|Other Land||9.70%||25 sq km||2011 est.|
Population of Niue
The population of the country is estimated at 2,000 people, with the biggest urban area having 1,000 ALOFI (capital) (2018). Known as Niuean(s), the people from Niue come from diversified ethnic groups such as Niuean 66.5%, part-Niuean 13.4%, non-Niuean 20.1% (includes 12% European and Asian and 8% other Pacific Islanders) (2011 est.). The official language is Niuean, English. 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.).
|Official Language||Niuean, English|
|Other Languages||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.)|
|Birth Rate||n/a births / 1000 population (n/a)|
|Death Rate||n/a deaths / 1000 population (n/a)|
|Urban Population||46.20% of total population (2020)|
|Physicians Density||n/a physicians/1,000 population (n/a)|
|Hospital Beds Density||n/a beds/1,000 population (n/a)|
Governing Type of Niue
Niue is a parliamentary democracy. The legal system makes use of English common law.
|Governing Type||parliamentary democracy|
|Citizenship by Birth||n/a|
|Citizenship by Descent||n/a|
|Residency Requirement for Naturalization||n/a|
|Suffrage Vote||18 years of age; universal|
Economy of Niue
From a population total of 2,000, the labor force is 663 (2001). The main products in agriculture are: coconuts, passion fruit, honey, limes, taro, yams, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sweet potatoes; pigs, poultry, beef cattle. Among the main industries considerable for the economy are: handicrafts, food processing. Its exports cover canned coconut cream, copra, honey, vanilla, passion fruit products, pawpaws, root crops, limes, footballs, stamps, handicrafts. The main import products are: food, live animals, manufactured goods, machinery, fuels, lubricants, chemicals, drugs.
|Exports||$201,400 (2004 est.)|
|Imports||$9.038 million (2004 est.)|
|GDP / Capita||$5,800 (2003 est.)|
|Electricity Production||3 million kWh (2016 est.)|
|Internet Penetration Rate||91.60% (July 2016 est.)|
For latest imports and exports data we recommend checking the website for the National Bank of Niue, statistics sectio