island country in the South Pacific Ocean in free association with New Zealand

Niue is a sovereign island country in the south Pacific.

Flag of Niue
Anthem: Ko e Iki he Lagi  (Niuean)
The Lord in Heaven
Location of Niue
19°03′14″S 169°55′12″W / 19.05389°S 169.92000°W / -19.05389; -169.92000
Largest villageHakupu
Official languages
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary
constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Charles III
Sir Jerry Mateparae
• Premier
Toke Talagi
LegislatureNiue Assembly
Associated state
19 October 1974
• Independence in foreign relations recognised by the UN[1][2]
• Total
260 km2 (100 sq mi)
• Water (%)
• July 2009 estimate
1,398[3] (221st)
• Density
5.35/km2 (13.9/sq mi) (n/a)
GDP (PPP)estimate
• Total
$10 million (not ranked)
Currency (NZD)
Time zoneUTC−11
Driving sideleft
Calling code+683
ISO 3166 codeNU

It is located between Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands, it is commonly known as "Rock of Polynesia".

It has its own government, but it is an associated state of New Zealand. This means that Niue's head of state is New Zealand's sovereign (king) in right, and most diplomatic relations are conducted by New Zealand on Niue's behalf.

Niue is not a member state of the United Nations, but it is a member of some United Nations agencies.

The territory is 2,400 kilometres northeast of New Zealand in a triangle between Tonga, Samoa, and the Cook Islands.

Related pages change

References change

  1. The World today (PDF), UN.
  2. "Organs Supplement", Repertory of Practice (PDF), UN, p. 10.
  3. "Niue". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 2018-12-26. Retrieved 2009-07-20.