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TOKELAU
 
   
   
 

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Country name: Tokelau
Area: 10 sq km
Coastline: 101 km
Highest point: unnamed location 5 m
Population: 1,405
Density: 140/km2
Population growth rate: -0.01%
Languages: Tokelauan, English
Religions: Congregational Christian Church 70%, Roman Catholic 28%, other 2%
Government type: self-administering territory of New Zealand
GDP - per capita: $1,000
Currency (code): New Zealand dollar (NZD)
ISO CODE Alpha2: TK
ISO CODE Alpha3: TKL
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 772
Calling code: +690
Internet country code: .tk
Time Zone: - 10.0 H

 
 
 
 

Tokelau is a dream destination for travellers with a passion for adventure and exploration. Here you can set the first footprints on an isolated stretch of beach and marvel at pristine sandy beaches, unspoiled traditional villages and prolific marine life. A stroll of the islands of Tokelau will take you through lush forests and reveal dramatic coastal views. Tokelau is basically an assortment of three atolls in the South Pacific Ocean. These Polynesian identities of Oceania continent are located between 171° and 173° W longitude and 8° and 10° S latitude. The three atolls of Atafu, Fakaofo and Nukunono, the last being the largest, comprise a land area of 10.8 sq km. Due to its positioning over the Pacific typhoon belt, Tokelau remains prone to several forms of natural disasters.
Known as The Union Islands during the colonial era, Tokelau was home to indigenous Polynesians for hundreds of years. It became a British protectorate in 1889 and with the Tokelau Act of 1948 Tokelau is today established as the semi-autonomous territory of New Zealand. Stamps, copra, and handicrafts are the chief exports of Tokelau.

 



 

 

 
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