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    Niue Geography - 1990

      Total area: 260 km2
      land area: 260 km2

      Comparative area: slightly less than 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 64 km

      Maritime claims:

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical; modified by southeast trade winds

      Terrain: steep limestone cliffs along coast, central plateau

      Natural resources: fish, arable land

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

      Environment: subject to typhoons

      Note: one of world's largest coral islands; located about 460 km east of Tonga

      NOTE: The information regarding Niue on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Niue Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Niue Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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