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    Niue Geography 1995

      Location: Oceania, Polynesia, 460 km east of Tonga in the South Pacific Ocean

      Map references: Oceania

      total area: 260 sq km
      land area: 260 sq km
      comparative area: slightly less than 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 64 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      International disputes: none

      Climate: tropical; modified by southeast trade winds

      Terrain: steep limestone cliffs along coast, central plateau

      Natural resources: fish, arable land

      Land use:
      arable land: 61%
      permanent crops: 4%
      meadows and pastures: 4%
      forest and woodland: 19%
      other: 12%

      Irrigated land: NA sq km

      current issues: NA
      natural hazards: subject to typhoons
      international agreements: signed, but not ratified - Law of the Sea

      Note: one of world's largest coral islands

      NOTE: The information regarding Niue on this page is re-published from the 1995 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Niue Geography 1995 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Niue Geography 1995 should be addressed to the CIA.

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