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Tokelau Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Tokelau Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Oceania, group of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean, about one-half of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand

Geographic coordinates:
9 00 S, 172 00 W

Map references:
Oceania

Area:
total: 12 sq km
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land: 12 sq km
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water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 244

Area - comparative:
about 17 times the size of the National Mall in Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
101 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
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exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]

Climate:
tropical; moderated by trade winds (April to November)

Terrain:
low-lying coral atolls enclosing large lagoons

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
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elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m highest point: unnamed location 5 m

Natural resources:
NEGL

Land use:
agricultural land: 60% arable land 0%; permanent crops 60%; permanent pasture 0%
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forest: 0%
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other: 40% (2011 est.)
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Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
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Population - distribution:
the country's small population is fairly evenly distributed amongst the three atolls

Natural hazards:
lies in Pacific cyclone belt

Environment - current issues:
limited natural resources and overcrowding are contributing to emigration to New Zealand

Geography - note:
consists of three atolls (Atafu, Fakaofo, Nukunonu), each with a lagoon surrounded by a number of reef-bound islets of varying length and rising to over 3 m above sea level

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Tokelau on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tokelau Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tokelau Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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