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    Niue Geography - 1991

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

      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 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Niue Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Niue Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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