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Niue Population, cities

Population

According to Countryaah website, Niue only has about 1,300 residents. About 22,000 live in New Zealand.

Niue Population, cities

Ethnic groups

Around 90% of the population are Niuer (Polynesians) and 10% European and islanders from Tonga and Samoa.

Religions

There are about 75% Protestants, 10% Mormons, 15% Catholics and others.

Languages

Niuenisch is a Polynesian language related to the languages of Tonga and Samoa, and English is spoken.

Capital/cities

The "capital" of Niue is Alofi, with a population of around 580. There are 13 other villages.

Niue: geography and map

Surface

Defined by DigoPaul, Niue covers a total area of 263 km², while the sea area belonging to the island is around 390,000 km². Niue is an island with a north-south extension of about 22 km and an east-west extension of about 18 km. The highest point in the country is near Mutalau and is 68 m high.

Niue: geography and map

Niue, the "rock of Polynesia" is located 2,400 km northeast of New Zealand in the middle of the South Pacific. Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands form a kind of triangle, in the middle of which Niue lies In addition, the coral reef that surrounds Niue offers excellent diving opportunities. Niue has a coastline to the Pacific with a length of around 65 km.

Tidal range

In Niue the mean tidal range is about 1-2 m.

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The world's highest tidal range can be found in the Bay of Fundy in Canada, where it is up to 16 meters, and at spring tide even over 20 meters. The Bay of Fundy is located on the Atlantic between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, which is called Nova Scotia in German and whose capital is Halifax.

On the German North Sea coast it varies between one and three meters. In the western Baltic Sea, on the other hand, the tidal range is only 0.3 meters, while it is barely noticeable in the eastern Baltic Sea.

Longitude and latitude

Niue is roughly at the following latitude (abbreviation Δφ) and longitude (abbreviation Δλ):

Δφ = around 19 south latitude

Δλ = around 170 west longitude

You can find detailed information on this subject under: Geographical longitude and latitude.

Legal time

For Niue, the following value applies to Central European Time (CET), i.e. the time without summer time. A minus sign means that it is earlier there, a plus sign that it is later than CET:

Δt (CET) = - 12 h

More detailed explanations of the time can be found under: Time zones, time.

The highest point of the sun on Niue

Niue lies at a southern latitude of around φ = 19 and thus in the tropics.

If the sun or its pixel is exactly above the island, i.e. at 19 S, the sun is exactly perpendicular there. This happens exactly twice a year, roughly 74 days before March 21st and 74 days after September 21st.

The Pacific

Niue borders the Pacific Ocean with a total coast length of 65 km - more precisely, Niue lies in the South Pacific, the so-called South Sea. This region of the Pacific Ocean includes the Polynesian Islands as well as parts of Melanesia and Micronesia.

 

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