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Tokelau Geography 2019

SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Tokelau Geography 2019
SOURCE: 2019 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 08, 2019

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: 242

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:
0 m lowest point: Pacific Ocean
5 highest point: unnamed location

Natural resources:
NEGL

Land use:
agricultural land: 60% (2011 est.)
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arable land: 0% (2011 est.)
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permanent crops: 60% (2011 est.)
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permanent pasture: 0% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - permanent pasture country ranks ]
forest: 0% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 40% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

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:
overexploitation of certain fish and other marine species, coastal sand, and forest resources; pollution of freshwater lenses and coastal waters from improper disposal of chemicals

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 2019 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tokelau Geography 2019 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tokelau Geography 2019 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They 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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